Consider Ryan Reynolds.
The man has been in a lot lately, and been carving out a nice little niche in the action pic and the rom-com pic.
Now he has the ‘Wolverine’ spin-off ‘Deadpool just announced as well as ‘The Green Lantern in preproduction.
Also just announced is ‘Motorcade’ which was set to star Tom Cruise, it seems Dreamworks is chasing Reynolds to star. The film is about a disgraced Secret Service agent who happens to be in the right place at the right time to help when the US President is kidnapped in New York. It is being directed by ‘24’ director Jon Cassar.
This is all well and good, just as long as he does not stop challenging himself like he did two years ago in ‘The Nines’ which he did a stellar job in playing three very different roles. He has the looks to go far, but more importantly, he also has the talent to be great.
I am extremely curious about is 2010 project ‘Buried’ where he plays Paul Conroy a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin.
This could be an acting showcase for him, or it could be another ‘Phone Booth’ (which I found disappointing when it quickly turned a TAD over blown).
It is certainly a challenging part, depending on how well it is written and could do well as long as it keeps the claustrophobia in tack and doesn’t turn into another ridiculous action thriller. (Images of him bursting out of his coffin, grabbing the nearest machine gun while doing a back flip and taking out 30 Iraqis – regardless of if they are the ‘bad’ guys – before his scantily clad lover runs into his arms)
I guess I can over look that if his shirt is off.
I am happy for the action Ryan, but please keep on with the challenging work.