Reynolds Joins <i>Mississippi Grind</i>

Ryan Reynolds is headed down the Mississippi.

Deadline reports the Green Lantern and R.I.P.D. star has been cast in Mississippi Grind, a gambling drama from writer-directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. It tells the story of a gambler on a losing streak who tries to change his luck by joining up with a young gambling addict on a road trip through the South. Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn, who appeared in The Dark Knight Rises as bad-guy businessman John Daggett, is set to co-star.

Fleck and Boden are the writing and directing team behind the Ryan Gosling-starring Half Nelson and the Zach Galifianakis-led It's Kind of a Funny Story. They were reportedly in the running to direct Guardians of the Galaxy before James Gunn landed the job.

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