Deadpool star and producer Ryan Reynolds has signed a first-look deal with Fox that will see him starring in the live-action Clue feature.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the three-year deal between Fox and Reynolds, which will see the “R” rated Deadpool star firmly ensconced with the studio even after the final acquisition by Disney, which is expected to take a year to complete (see “Disney-Fox Deal Signed”).

The rights for a remake of the Clue film were picked up by Fox is a deal with Hasbro in 2016 (see “Hollywood Remake Planned for 'Clue' Movie”). Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned the scripts for Deadpool and it’s upcoming sequel, will write the Clue screenplay. Reynolds will produce via his Maximum Effort production company, along with Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures.

{IMAGE_3}The Clue board game was recently inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame (see “National Toy Hall of Fame Gives Nod to 'Clue'”). IDW released a comic series last year based on the whodunnit mystery game (see “ Follow the 'Clue' in New Comic Series”). There is also a musical version in the works (see “Broadway Gets a 'Clue'”).

Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on May 18 (see “Fox Upsets the 'X-Men' Film Schedule Again”).