Documentary about John Candy’s life is in the works: Ryan Reynolds and Colin Hanks are developing the film

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A documentary about the life of John Candy is in the works, and Ryan Reynolds says to “expect tears.”

Reynolds announced that he and Colin Hanks are creating the project to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Canadian comedian.

The film is being made by Reynolds production company, ‘Maximum Effort.’

In his announcement Reynolds said. “With John Candy trending, I’ll just say I love him. So much so, Maximum Effort is working on a documentary on his life with Colin Hanks. Expect tears.”

Candy’s name started trending this week after one of his many great films “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” was re-released on 4K.

Reports say the Candy family has supplied Reynolds with archived and home video footage for the project.

Candy’s children confirmed the news on Twitter, with his daughter Jennifer saying the project is in great hands.

Candy was born in Newmarket, Ontario, in 1950.

He got his first big break in the late 1970s, starring in the comedy ‘SCTV’.

He starred in countless classic comedies, including ‘Uncle Buck,’ ‘Cool Runnings,’ ‘The Great Outdoors,’ and ‘Only the Lonely.’

He passed away on March 4, 1994, of a suspected heart attack while filming ‘Wagons East’ in Mexico.

Below is a classic clip from ‘Uncle Buck’

feature image from uncle buck via youtube