Joe Keery Discusses His New Film, ‘Free Guy’

Joe Keery plays Walter “Keys” McKeys in 20th Century Studios’ new adventure-comedy Free Guy. The highly anticipated film will finally hit theaters on August 13. The actor is best known for his role as Steve Harrington on Stranger Things, which is heading into its fourth season in 2022.

Photo by Alan Markfield. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

In Free Guy, a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story… one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late. 

Keery recently starred in the satirical horror film Spree, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Other notable credits include Empire, Chicago Fire, Molly’s Game, Slice, After Everything, and Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party.

Photo by Alan Markfield. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. 

I had the pleasure of chatting with the actor about the film’s release, what message he hopes the movie gives audiences, working with Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer, how Free Guy shows that nice guys don’t always finish last, and more. Watch my interview below to hear everything he shared!