John Candy's kids respond after Ryan Reynolds announces new project centered on the comedian

Claire Reid

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John Candy's kids respond after Ryan Reynolds announces new project centered on the comedian

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John Candy’s children have responded after Ryan Reynolds shared the news that he is working on a documentary about the late actor’s life. 

Candy starred in a slew of hit movies during the 1980s and early 1990s including Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, before he tragically passed away in 1994 aged just 43.

On Monday, Reynolds announced that his production company Maximum Effort was working on a documentary about the actor’s life with Colin Hanks - telling his followers to ‘expect tears’. 

The Deadpool star wrote: “With John Candy trending, I’ll just say I love him. So much so, @maximumeffort is working on a documentary on his life with @colinhanks. Expect tears.”

Now Candy’s children Christopher and Jennifer have responded to the tweet about the upcoming film. 

Christopher Candy retweeted Reynold’s post, adding: “This is all true” alongside a love heart emoji. 

While sister Jennifer also shared the tweet, writing: “Boom! So looking forward to working on this with them and our family.

"This project is in great hands. @ChrisCandy4u @VancityReynolds @ColinHanks @MaximumEffort.”

The official Twitter account for Maximum Effort also shared the news alongside a quote by Candy’s character Del Griffin 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.”

As yet, details about the upcoming documentary are scarce, but Maximum Effort confirmed to People that the Candy family were working with the production company. 

In a statement, a spokesperson said: "The Candy family is giving Maximum Effort access to his archive and home video footage.”

Reynolds has previously revealed himself to be a big fan of the Canadian star - back in 2019 he posted a sweet tribute to the actor to mark the 25th anniversary of his death. 

Sharing a reel showing scenes from various movies Candy starred in, Reynolds: “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. Thanks to @chriscandy4u and @therealjencandy.”

Replying to the post, Jennifer wrote: “This made me cry. It’s so amazing and sweet! Thank you, 25 years tomorrow. Wow. He has so many people that absolutely love him, he was one of the best.”

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Ryan Reynolds

Claire Reid
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