HOLLYWOOD stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set for a shock takeover of non-league side Wrexham next month.
The club announced the bizarre development on their Twitter page, with McElhenney appearing to confirm the move.
Ryan Reynolds is a household name in America and has appeared in a number of big films, including comedy Deadpool[/caption]
Rob McElhenney is one of the stars of long running comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia [/caption]
It could see £2million invested in the Welsh-based club if completed, according to the BBC.
Reynolds, who starred in 2016’s ‘Deadpool’, and McElhenney, best known for his role in long-running US sitcom ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, were revealed in September to be interested in taking over the fifth-tier side.
Their efforts could take a step forward in a week’s time with Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) holding a meeting on November 8 before 2,000 members vote until November 15 to decide the club’s future.
The actors’ interest in the club is still unclear, with fans left to marvel why big celebrities are suddenly keen to invest.
A source told local media the Daily Post that the pair wanted to document the journey of the club into a film – and were drawn to its history which shared similarities with McElhenney’s grandfather, who was a miner.
The source said of McElhenney: “He got RR (Reynolds) on board with (the) idea. They see it as a journey, to make the club successful, and (they) want to document it on film.
“They researched lower league teams and when they read about the history of the club and the fact that Wrexham is a blue collar town with coal mining history…”
The duo will share their vision for the club in a virtual meeting on November 8, where they will also answer questions from Wrexham fans.
Reynolds starred in the highly-rated Deadpool fims[/caption]
Reynolds also starred in 2011’s Green Lantern[/caption]
The club has been owned by supporters since 2011, meaning any agreement reached with the actors will mark a huge shift away from their financial model.
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The club, who are the third-oldest in the world, currently sit mid-table in the early National League standings.
Reynolds, 44, has a long list of blockbuster films under his belt, including 2019’s ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ and superhero film ‘Green Lantern’.
McElhenney, 43, has spent most of his career in TV and has made appearances in Game of Thrones, the Mindy Project and Law & Order.