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Ryan Reynolds Hoping to Break Into Denzel's "Safe House"

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    Ryan Reynolds is racking up high-profile projects like a man possessed, with Denzel Washington's "Safe House" currently in his cross-hairs.

    The film, to be directed Daniel Espinosa ("Snabba Cash"), is about a CIA operative who must go on the run with his prisoner after their South American safe house comes under attack. Washington is slated to be the bad guy, with Reynolds eying the role of the CIA agent, according to Heat Vision.

    The role is one of the most sought after in Hollywood among men of a certain age, with Tom Hardy, Zac Efron, James McAvoy, Sam Worthington and Shia LaBeouf, among others, all having been considered.

    The script was written by Us Weekly editor David Guggenheim, who surely only ever worked on the project during nights and weekends, and never while at work or using any office equipment -- because good people don't do that sort of thing.

    Reynolds couldn't be a much hotter property right now. In addition to filming "Green Lantern," he's got "Buried" coming out in October, "The Croods" is in post-production, and he's scheduled to be starring in the body-swap comedy "The Change-Up" with Jason Bateman, a "Deadpool" spin-off and is the role of a dead cop policing the afterlife in the comic -book adaptation "RIPD."

    And good lord would you look at the man's stomach?!?!?!?

    Washington, meanwhile, can be seen Nov. 12 opposite Chris Pine in "Unstoppable," a about a runaway train loaded with deadly chemicals and headed straight for a train full of kids.