Mark Ruffalo plays Ryan Reynolds’ dad


Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo
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It’s been months since we heard about Ryan Reynolds’ time travel movie for Netflix, which we learned back in april will be about a guy who goes back in time to stop a bad guy, interacting both with himself as a teenager and with his now deceased dad along the way, and now The Hollywood Reporter a le scoop on the rest of the film’s surprisingly famous cast. For starters, Mark Ruffalo will play Reynolds’ father, a “brilliant physicist” of sorts, with a child named Walker Scobell playing young Reynolds in what is apparently his “first professional concert.”

Catherine Keener will also be there, playing a villain who stole Papa Ruffalo’s “powerful technology”, with Alex Mallari Jr. playing his villainous sidekick. Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Garner will also be there, but THR does not say who they will play. Maybe normal-aged versions of themselves in the past, then (slightly) older versions in the present by Ryan Reynolds? Not enough movies shoot this Back to the future gagging with actors playing themselves at different ages.

Anyway, we also now know that the movie is called The Adam project, which looks more like a Against the myths spin-off than a funky time travel film, and it will be directed by Shawn Levy – who previously worked with Reynolds on Guy gratuit, a movie that would have been released by now without this dang pandemic.


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