Entertainment Movies 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 By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 10, 2022 08:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty; Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock; Dave Kotinsky/Peacock/Getty 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. Ryan Reynolds Remembers Fellow Canadian John Candy on the 26th Anniversary of His Death 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. RELATED VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds Says Being a Dad Has 'Made Me a Better Person': 'I Sort of Miss Being Horrible' Colin's father Tom Hanks previously worked with Candy on 1983's Splash and Volunteers (1985). Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up to date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. 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).