Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed

Reed in June 2015
Born Peyton Tucker Reed[1]
(1964-07-03) July 3, 1964
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, television director
Years active 1987–present

Peyton Tucker Reed (born July 3, 1964) is an American television and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy films Down With Love, Yes Man, Bring It On, and The Break-Up, as well as the superhero film Ant-Man.

Life and career

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.

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, and opportunity that are 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, titled The Fifth Beatle.[3] However, his commitment to the superhero film forced him to part ways with The Fifth Beatle.[4] Reed will direct the Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, scheduled for a 2018 release.[5]

Reed is married and lives in the Los Angeles area.[6]


Feature films


Documentaries / Short films



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 60% (169 reviews) 52 (39 reviews) C+ $35 million $39.5 million
The Break-Up 33% (189 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 81% (267 reviews) 64 (43 reviews) A $130 million $519.4 million


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