Ryan Reynolds has joined the cast of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's upcoming drama Mississippi Grind. Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Mendelsohn are also attached to star.

The film centers on a gambler, who is down on his luck. He teams up with a younger gambling addict and travels south in an attempt to change their luck. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing from a script they co-wrote. Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell are producing alongside John Lesher.

Ryan Reynolds most recently starred in Daniel Espinosa's crime thriller Safe House and will next be seen in Robert Schwentke action comedy R.I.P.D.. Production will begin early next year.