Ryan Reynolds and Colin Hanks Are Making a Documentary About John Candy: 'Expect Tears'

  
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Ryan Reynolds and Colin Hanks Are Making a Documentary About John Candy: 'Expect Tears'
 

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Ryan Reynolds and Colin Hanks Are Making a Documentary About John Candy: 'Expect Tears'

"With John Candy trending, I'll just say I love him," Ryan Reynolds wrote on Twitter, announcing that he and Colin Hanks are working on a documentary about the beloved late comedian


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The beloved life and career of  John Candy  is getting the documentary treatment


Ryan Reynolds  announced Monday that he and  Colin Hanks  are working on a nonfiction film about the late comedian's legacy through Reynolds' Maximum Effort production company, after Candy began trending on Twitter ahead of the  Planes, Trains and Automobiles  4K re-release.


"With John Candy trending, I'll just say I love him," Reynolds, 45, wrote on Twitter of his fellow Canadian national treasure. "So much so, @maximumeffort is  working on a documentary on his life  with @colinhanks. Expect tears."


In a statement to PEOPLE, a rep for Reynolds confirmed the news.






"The Candy family is giving Maximum Effort access to his archive and home video footage," the rep tells PEOPLE.





John's son  Christopher Candy , 38, quote-tweeted Reynolds, writing: " This is all true ."


"Boom! So looking forward to working on this with them and our family. This project  is in great hands ," his daughter  Jennifer Candy , 42, shared in another tweet.


Maximum Effort also  celebrated the news  in a quote tweet, sharing one of Candy's lines from 1987's  Planes, Trains and Automobiles . "You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target," the tweet read.



Reynolds has previously expressed his admiration for Candy,  sharing a tribute montage  he made for the beloved late actor on the 25th anniversary of his death in 2019, with help from Jennifer and Christopher.


"It's the 25th anniversary of John Candy's passing. We cooked up a small tribute to a comedic genius and Canadian hero. If you haven't seen much of his work, take a look at his films. He was a treasure," Reynolds wrote the next year  for the 26th anniversary .

Colin's father  Tom Hanks  previously worked with Candy on 1983's  Splash  and  Volunteers  (1985).


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John Candy died at age 43 of a heart attack in May 1994 while filming  Wagons East  in Durango, Mexico. A veteran of Canada's Second City improv comedy troupe, Candy became a household name in the 1980s with films like  Stripes  (1981),  National Lampoon's Vacation  (1983),  Spaceballs  (1987) and  Uncle Buck  (1989).

Colin's father  Tom Hanks  previously worked with Candy on 1983's  Splash  and  Volunteers  (1985).


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John Candy died at age 43 of a heart attack in May 1994 while filming  Wagons East  in Durango, Mexico. A veteran of Canada's Second City improv comedy troupe, Candy became a household name in the 1980s with films like  Stripes  (1981),  National Lampoon's Vacation  (1983),  Spaceballs  (1987) and  Uncle Buck  (1989).


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

It's about time I did a quiz on Canadian actors.  My next quiz will be a combination of the movies of John Candy and Anna Paquin.  

Wow, doesn't Colin Hanks look so much like his father?

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    4 months ago

All fat comedians go to the head of the Dead Pool...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @2    4 months ago

Obesity is a sure pathway to a heart attack.  

 
 
 
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3  Tacos!    4 months ago

In the 80s, I was working at a record store in LA and John Candy came in during a dead period of the afternoon. He was really nice and it was hard not to laugh at almost everything he said and did. He bought like 30 VHS tapes of every genre imaginable - movies, National Geographic, concerts. Weirdest transaction I ever had. The whole thing was surreal.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4  Tessylo    4 months ago

I loved John Candy in everything.  So many good movies. 

Armed and Dangerous

Summer Rental

The Great Outdoors

Uncle Buck

Who's Harry Crumb?

Delirious

Some of my all time favorites

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5  Tessylo    4 months ago

I forgot about Second City TV!  He had so many hilarious characters in that show.  

 
 

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