Ryan Reynolds to Star in Atom Egoyan

Actor and director team for kidnap thriller.

Atom Egoyan (‘Chloe,’ ‘Where the Truth Lies,’ ‘The Sweet Hereafter’) is set to direct fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds in the psychological thriller ‘Queen Of The Night.’

Based on an original story by Egoyan and with a screenplay by Egoyan and David Fraser, the film sees Reynolds playing the father of an abducted child. Eight years after she was taken, a series of disturbing clues convince the father that the now 17 year-old girl remains alive and he is determined to find her.

‘Queen of the Night’ is scheduled to commence principal photography in February 2013 in Ontario, Canada.

“I’m very excited about working with Ryan,” said Egoyan. “The richness of his performances in such diverse films as ‘Buried,’ ‘Safe House’ and romantic fare such as ‘The Proposal’ is extraordinary.”