The unsung heroes of video games – NPCs, or ‘non-player characters’ – are set to get some recognition, thanks to Ryan Reynolds.

The guy who we also know as Deadpool is set to bring his Canadian wit and charm to Free Guy. Said to be in the vein of paranoid classic The Truman Show, Reynolds will play a bank teller who discovers that he’s a background character in a full-on open world, action-adventure video game. Not only that, he also learns that he’s the only one capable of saving his world.

Night at the Museum series overseer Shawn Levy is set to direct.

Meanwhile, find out more about the possibility of real life NPCs moving amongst us in this intriguing video…