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.

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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.