Even as he prepares to bring Deadpool back for another dramatic go-around, Ryan Reynolds is stepping up his production banner, Do your best .
The company that Reynolds co-founded with George Dewey and first partnered with Paramount has hired Ashley Fox and Johnny Pariso as co-presidents of production.
Fox and Pariso are married and will be on the production team for the first time in their careers. Fox has led film production for independent financier and producer Film Nation and is credited for her role in 2020 Promising Young Women
, starring Kelly Mulligan.
Pariso joined from MGM, where he served as Senior Vice President, Production, working under then-film chief Mike DeLuca and most recently Supervising the production of George Clooney) The Boys in the Boat.
“Maximum Effort is better than our The wildest dreams that began four years ago have grown faster and in more directions,” Reynolds and Dewey said in a joint statement. “Ashley and Johnny, each with incredible experience and taste, are the right dynamic duo to lead our next phase of growth. We’re excited to have them join our little pirate ship.”
Fox and Pariseau commented that they will rely on their partnership as they take on their new roles. “We’ve dreamed of co-producing since we met as rival book agencies more than a decade ago, and we’re very grateful to Ryan and George — and the entire Maximum Effort team — for welcoming us to them,” the duo said. said in a statement. “From the moment we met them, we felt the spirit of the team and its mission to bring people together through original and unexpected stories. We couldn’t be more excited for the next chapter.”