'The Tonight Show' sees Ryan Reynolds promote 'The Shrink Next Door' over 'Red Notice'
'I am going to deliver for Will Ferrell because he is a golden god,' Reynolds said
Trust Ryan Reynolds to pull off surprises when he's least expected to. The 'Deadpool' actor had the audiences and Jimmy Fallon roaring with laughter on his show 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' when he sat down and told with a straight face that he was filling in for 'The Shrink Next Door' actor Will Ferrell for the show and wouldn't talk anything about his upcoming film 'Red Notice' co-starring Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot.
The movie coincides with Ferrell and Paul Rudd's Apple TV+ series and Reynolds was partly there promoting the film for his good friend Will. It was surprise all over, even for Fallon as he introduced Ferrell only for Reynolds to walk in wearing a green shirt, a pair of jeans, and a hoodie. When asked how he took Ferrell's place, he explained that it was at the latter's request. "Will's not coming," he remarked much to everyone's shock. But hey, doesn't look like anyone's complaining.
"I made a solemn swear on the life of my children that I would deliver this for him (Ferell) 20 minutes ago and I am going to do it," Reynolds continued. When Fallon quizzed him about 'Red Notice', it was one subtle promotion, but helluva reply. "No, no, guys uh-hu, no," he said dismissively with a wave of his hand. "No, we're not talking about 'Red Notice' while I am here. If you bring up 'Red Notice' you will taste the back of my hand. I am going to deliver for Will Ferrell because he is a golden god."
One can expect the same comedy and fast-talking when he plays Nolan Booth in the action flick that was due to release much earlier. The official synopsis reads: "When an Interpol-issued Red Notice — the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted— goes out, the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he’s forced to partner with the world’s greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot)".
It added: The high-flying adventure that ensues takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other’s company. The all star cast is joined by Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopolous. Directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) and produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn’s Flynn Picture Co. and Thurber’s Bad Version, Inc., Red Notice is a stylish globe-trotting game of cat-and-mouse (and cat)."
'Red Notice' releases November 12 on Netflix.