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Know the Cast: ‘Free Guy’

Free Guy Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Free Guy cast features Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer and Lil Rel Howery. This info article contains minor spoilers for Shawn Levy’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Free Guy follows a non-player character in a video game called “Free City.” He communicates with a woman known as “Molotovgirl,” who is actually a video game designer named Millie. The protagonists collude against a narcissistic businessman who plans to release a “Free City” sequel that will seemingly replace the original coding design. Here’s every main performer and character in Free Guy.

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Free Guy Cast: Ryan Reynolds as Guy

Free Guy Cast - Ryan Reynolds as Guy

Character Profile: A bank teller in the video game “Free City.” He’s an NPC who maintains a daily routine and doesn’t understand his existence. Guy evolves as an artificial intelligence creation when he meets a dream woman who inspires feelings that betray his coding design.

Reynolds’ Resume: Michael “Berg” Bergen in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998-2001), Van Wilder in Van Wilder (2002), Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the X-Men/Deadpool Movie Franchise (2009-), Michael Bryce in The Hitman’s Bodyguard Movie Franchise (2017-), Nolan Booth in Red Notice (2021)

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Free Guy Cast: Jodie Comer as Millie/Molotovgirl

Free Guy Cast - Jodie Comer as Millie/Molotovgirl

Character Profile: A Seattle gamer. She seeks revenge when a company called Soonami steals her work. Millie receives help from her former colleague while developing a unique friendship with Guy.

Comer’s Resume: Chloe in My Mad Fat Diary (2013-15), Elizabeth of York in The White Princess(2017), Villanelle in Killing Eve (2018-), Rey’s Mother in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker(2019), Marguerite de Carrouges in The Last Duel (2021)

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Free Guy Cast: Lil Rel Howery as Buddy

Free Guy Cast - Lil Rel Howery as Buddy

Character Profile: Guy’s friend in Free City. He’s a police officer who enjoys his comfort zone. Buddy learns how to face his fears but doesn’t fully understand his existence.

Howery’s Resume: Bobby Carmichael in The Carmichael Show (2015-17), Rod Williams in Get Out (2017), Reggie in Tag (2018), Charlie in Bird Box (2018), Marcus in Vacation Friends (2021)

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Free Guy Cast: Joe Keery as Keys

Free Guy Cast - Joe Keery as Keys

Character Profile: An MIT-educated Soonami game designer. He informs his colleagues about an NPC in “Free City.” Keys helps Millie locate an important clip that could validate their work.

Keery’s Resume: Steve Harrington in Stranger Things (2016-), Trust Fund Cole in Molly’s Game (2017), Jackson in Slice (2018), Chris in After Everything (2018), Duke Goolies in Death to 2021 (2021)

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Free Guy Cast: Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mouser

Free Guy Cast - Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mouser

Character Profile: Keys’ colleague. He learns about an NPC glitch and suggests banning a noobie. Mouser navigates “Free City” as a rabbit — an “apex predator.”

Ambudkar’s Resume: Donald in Pitch Perfect (2012), Rin in Blindspotting (2018), Real Estate Rat in Tom and Jerry (2021), Todd in tick, tick…BOOM! (2021), Orson in The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild (2022)

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Free Guy Cast: Taika Waititi as Antwan

Free Guy Cast - Taika Waititi as Antwan

Character Profile: The Soonami CEO. He threatens employees while using outdated hip-hop lingo. Antwan plans to replace the “Free City’ software with a sequel replacement called “Free City 2.”

Waititi’s Resume: Director of What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Jojo Rabbit (2019) — Also, Korg in the MCU and Max Case in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

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Free Guy Cast: Channing Tatum as Revenjamin Buttons

Free Guy Cast - Channing Tatum as Revenjamin Buttons

Character Profile: A “Free City” character. He is controlled by a human named Keith who lives with his mother. Revenjamin Button tries to help “Blue Shirt Guy.”

Tatum’s Resume: Greg Jenko in 21 Jump Street (2012), Magic Mike in Magic Mike (2012), Mark Schultz in Foxcatcher (2014), Jody in The Hateful Eight (2015), Jimmy Logan in Logan Lucky (2017)

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Free Guy Cast: Britne Oldford as Barista

Free Guy Cast - Britne Oldford as Barista

Character Profile: A “Free City” barista. She serves Guy every morning and gets flustered when he requests a cappuccino. Barista wants to make a difference in the world (and a green tea boba).

Oldford’s Resume: Shawna Baez/Peek-a-Boo in The Flash (2015-19), Regan in Hunters (2016), Noa in The Path (2017), Claudia Murphy in Blindspot (2018-20), Fei in The Umbrella Academy (2022)

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Free Guy Cast: Camille Kostek as Bombshell

Free Guy Cast - Camille Kostek as Bombshell

Character Profile: A “Free City” character. She writers a memoir about gender roles after realizing that she doesn’t need a man to thrive. Bombshell rallies for change in “Free City.”

Kostek’s Resume: A Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Model — Also, Hostess in I Feel Pretty (2018), Sam in Fashionably Yours (2020), Emily in Love, for Real (2021), Meg in Monsters of California (2021)

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The Free Guy cast also includes Aaron Reed (Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse, French Connection), Mark Lainer (My Own Love Song, Love, Weddings & Other Disasters), Mike Devine (feature debut), Sophie Levy (The Internship, Stranger Things) and Vernon Scott (Grease 2, The Crow).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.