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Ryan Reynolds: 'The Adam Project' is "a very personal story"

Ryan Reynolds is busy promoting his upcoming sci-fi time-travel Netflix film, The Adam Project, directed by Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy. 

Reynolds will be seen alongside Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner, Billy Bob Thornton and Marvel alum Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.

The Hollywood heartthrob will be seen as the titular Adam, who teams up with his younger self, played by Scobell, as they embark on a quest to find the former’s missing lover and travel back into the past to get answers to some burning questions from his late father, played by Ruffalo. 

Previously, Reynolds had spoken about how the art of reconciliation is “very difficult”. He also spoke about the similarities between himself and the character while saying, “I’ve told myself stories to justify things about my father and the complicated relationship I had with him before he passed.”

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor opened up about how the film is “a very personal story” and is “a story about something that I think every single person can relate to. That’s magic, man”.

He also opened up about how films like E.T., Back to the Future, Goonies and Stand By Me have served as sources of inspiration. Talking about how the modern world tends to bring a divide between kid’s films and grown-up films, he explained how the upcoming Netflix project would likely strike a chord with everyone. 

The film, according to him, “has a storytelling device that doesn’t feel slow, so it’s the same pace that we watch movies these days, but it also has this high-concept, wish-fulfilment engine behind it.”

Gushing over the element of the personal in the film, Reynolds concluded, “That’s what I love about movies, and it’s what I’ve always loved about movies.”

Reynolds was previously seen in the 2021 blockbuster Netflix film, Red Notice, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot. The filmmaker, Rawson Marshall Thurber is currently working on two back-to-back sequels for the film. Take a look at the first-look photos from the film here

The Adam Project is slated to premiere on March 11th, 2022, on Netflix.