Per Collider, Dave Franco is in talks to join the already-cast Ryan Reynolds in Michael Bay‘s action movie Six Underground, which is being developed at Netflix. It is stressed that a deal is not yet complete and thus Franco hasn’t signed on the dotted line, but these talks do usually lead to an official confirmation mere days later.
Little is known about the plot of the film yet, though it was previously reported that it “revolves around six billionaires who fake their own death and form an elite team to take down bad guys”. Reynolds will lead a team of four men and two women on some sort of mission in which he’ll play One, and Franco is in talks to play Six.
The script has been penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool 2), who will also serve as executive producers. The tone of the film is said to be something like Deadpool meets Mission: Impossible.
Skydance had already developed Six Underground before partnering with Netflix who helped finance the film, which will reportedly have a budget of around $125 million. It is expected to begin filming in September with Netflix hoping to premiere the film on their service sometime next year.
Franco has already appeared in a Netflix film before (in fact it also had the number 6 in the title); the addiction drama 6 Balloons. He’ll next be seen as Hollywood legend Montgomery Clift in Zeroville, and also recently wrapped filming on Barry Jenkins‘ follow-up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk.