Remember when you were young and would watch a beloved movie over and over, and over, and over, to the point you could rattle off huge amounts of dialogue off by heart? Imagine you then found yourself starring alongside the main actor from one of those films.
That’s the crazy position young Walker Scobell finds himself in, being cast alongside Ryan Reynolds in Netflix film The Adam Project. One of Scobell’s favourite films? Deadpool 2, and ratings be damned! “F**k Wolverine!” Scobell begins in the on-set video that Reynolds shared online. The young actor continues the Marvel antihero’s cuss-filled monologue, much to Reynolds’ amusement and shock.
“Because he takes his job seriously, the role required significant research,” Reynolds captioned the video. “No matter what, he’s WAY too young to know this monologue by heart. So precious.”
Take a look, then scroll down for some info on The Adam Project.
The Adam Project is an upcoming sci-fi film coming from director Shawn Levy, whose credits include the Night at the Museum movies, Real Steel, and eight episodes of Netflix series Stranger Things (which he also executive produces). Plot details are still being kept under wraps, although it is known that the film will have Reynolds playing a man who must travel back in time to get help from his 13-year-old self (Scobell). The film boasts a solid supporting cast, including Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, and Catherine Keener.
The project first popped up in 2012. Paramount Pictures had boarded the project, which was spawned from a spec script by T.S. Nowlin (Maze Runner trilogy, Pacific Rim: Uprising), and none other than Tom Cruise was circling the lead role. That failed to get off the ground at Paramount and the project was more or less stuck in development hell until Netflix picked it up in July 2020.
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