Peyton Reed

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Peyton Reed
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Reed in June 2015
Peyton Tucker Reed[1]

(1964-07-03) July 3, 1964 (age 55)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, television director
Years active1987–present
Sheila (undated)

Beth LaMure
(m. 1998; div. 2006)

Peyton Tucker Reed (born July 3, 1964) is an American television and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy films Bring It On (2000), Down with Love (2003), The Break-Up (2006) and Yes Man (2008), as well as the superhero films Ant-Man (2015) and its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).


Reed was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reed directed the motion pictures Bring It On, Down with Love, and The Break-Up; all comedy films. He has also acted in small roles in some films including his own and has written a few original songs for his soundtracks. He has also produced a few music videos.

Peyton Reed was originally set to direct the 20th Century Fox production Fantastic Four (2005 film), before departing the project and being replaced by director Tim Story.

Reed directed the 2008 film Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey. Yes Man is an adaptation of Danny Wallace's autobiography about his decision to say "yes" to whatever offer, invitation, challenge, or opportunity that is presented to him.

Reed replaced Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man.[2] Prior to joining the production of Ant-Man, Reed was slated to direct a Brian Epstein biopic, based on the graphic novel The Fifth Beatle.[3] However, his commitment to the superhero film required him to part ways with The Fifth Beatle.[4] Reed then went on to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to Ant-Man.[5]

Peyton Reed is confirmed to direct Third Ant-Man film for Marvel Studios.

Personal life[edit]

When he was a teenager, Peyton Reed drew his punk band as the Avengers on a flyer, including himself as Ant-Man.

Peyton Reen was a DJ for WXYC, the UNC student radio station, during his time enrolled at the university. Worked as a van driver on the set of Bull Durham in 1987, which was filmed in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Recorded music under the name manCHILD with UNC classmate Norwood Cheek.

Reed lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Sheila and 2 sons. He was previously married to Beth LaMure from 1998 to 2006.[6]


Feature films



Documentaries/Short films


  • "Pretty Khaki" (for GAP, 2/28/2005)


Film Rotten Tomatoes[7] Metacritic[8] CinemaScore[9] Budget Box office[10]
Bring It On 63% (117 reviews) 52 (31 reviews) B+ $28 million $90.4 million
Down with Love 59% (171 reviews) 52 (39 reviews) C+ $35 million $39.5 million
The Break-Up 34% (192 reviews) 45 (37 reviews) C+[11] $52 million $205 million
Yes Man 46% (151 reviews) 46 (30 reviews) A− $70 million $223.2 million
Ant-Man 83% (314 reviews) 64 (44 reviews) A $130 million $519.3 million
Ant-Man and the Wasp 88% (406 reviews) 70 (56 reviews) A− $162 million $622.3 million


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  2. ^ Stedman, Alex (7 June 2014). "Peyton Reed to Direct 'Ant-Man'".
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (December 4, 2013). "'The Fifth Beatle' Movie to Start Production in 2014". Variety.
  4. ^ Weintraub, Steve (July 17, 2015). "ANT-MAN Director Peyton Reed Talks First Cut, Deleted Scenes, Post-Credits Scenes". Collider. Complex Media. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Cabin, Chris (November 13, 2015). "'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Michael Douglas Eyeing Return for Sequel". Collider. Archived from the original on November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Break-Up Director Peyton Reed to Helm The Fifth Beatle". December 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Peyton Reed". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Peyton Reed's Profile". Metacritic. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "CinemaScore". CinemaScore. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Peyton Reed Movie Box office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Surprise! The Break-Up beats X-Men".

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