Ryan Reynolds can do no wrong at the moment. He’s recently announced Deadpool 3 and managed to twist Hugh Jackman’s arm into coming back to play Wolverine. He owns an English football team, he’s been voted the sexiest man on earth, and he’s generally well-liked.
He also seems to be a fan of comedy legend John Candy. Candy was beloved by all in the 80s and 90s, starring in movies like Splash, Spaceballs, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, Brewsters Millions, Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, which is getting a re-release in November.
Candy sadly passed away in 1994 at the age of 43, but his movies are still loved, as is the big guy himself. So much so that fellow Canadian Reynolds is making a documentary about Candy’s life.
Reynolds says to “expect tears” from the documentary. Candy died of a heart attack in his sleep while filming Wagons East. The production was almost complete and the producers had to re-write the script and use stand-ins for Candy’s role.
Candy’s final full film was Canadian Bacon, a satirical look at the relationship between the US and Canada, which was written and directed by Michael Moore.
Outside of movies, Candy was a part owner of the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts, alongside Wayne Gretzky and Bruce NcNall.
There is no news on when the documentary is due out, but you can bet I’ll watch it.