Reynolds and Bateman Bring the R-rated Comedy

Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds teams up with Juno actor Jason Bateman for what’s set to be a stateside summer blockbuster.

The duo star in David Dobkin’s latest ‘body-swapping’ comedy Change-Up, where Reynolds’s plays the archetypal playboy who accidentally switches bodies with his married best-friend Bateman.

During a string of recent press junkets, the comedic pair joked that the movie was much like an R-rated version of the classic remake ‘Freaky Friday’.

Ryan told Access Hollywood “We’ve seen body-switching movies. You’ve seen them throughout the years, different iterations, but never in the kind of no holds barred, full on, R rated sense. Kind of the way it should be made.”

The Universal Pictures comedy boasts a strong line of leading actors, including Tron: Legacy leading lady Olivia Wilde and Knocked Up actress Leslie Mann. The Change-Up also remains Dobkin’s first attempt at directing and producing on the same project since the 2007 family-drama Fred Claus.

The film will hit US theatres on August 5 2011 but is scheduled for a later UK release on September 16.

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Manleen is currently studying Journalism (BA) at London’s elite City University. As an avid movie fanatic, she is combining the skills taught within her degree to kick-start her career as a movie critic. She’s worked with some media heavyweights in the past, such as the BBC, CNN and Orange Film Club. Manleen has joined the team and takes on the role of news and reviews writer and social media promoter.

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