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The Adam Project release date: Latest news on Ryan Reynolds Netflix film

Ryan Reynolds plays a man who travels back in time to find his father, played by Mark Ruffalo.

Published: Monday, 14th March 2022 at 1:01 pm

Ryan Reynolds is back! And this time, it’s double trouble in Netflix’s sci-fi adventure The Adam Project.

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The actor portrays time-travelling protagonist Adam Reed, who teams up with his younger self (Walker Scobell) and his late father, in the time-twisty sci-fi, which follows the trio as they embark on a mission to save the future by coming to terms with the past.

The movie boasts a star-studded cast. Alongside Reynolds, Zoe Saldana plays Adam's partner Laura, while Jennifer Garner plays his mother Ellie.

Talking about the movie's nostalgic charm, Reynolds recently told The Hollywood Reporter: “Movies like ET, Back to the Future, Stand by Me and Goonies all appealed to kids as if they were adults."

He continued: “[The Adam Project] 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."

He added: "And, at the end of the day, it’s a very personal story, a story about something that I think every single person can relate to.”

Read on for everything you need to know about The Adam Project.

How to watch The Adam Project: Is the movie available for streaming online?

Zoe Saldana and Ryan Reynolds in The Adam Project

Since The Adam Project is a Netflix original, the movie will be exclusively available for streaming on Netflix.

As a result, the movie won't be released in cinemas.

When is The Adam Project released on Netflix?

The Adam Project launched on Netflix on Friday 11th March at 8am GMT.

The Adam Project cast

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Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam, Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed and Walker Scobell as Young Adam. (Doana Gregory/Netflix)

Ryan Reynolds plays a man called Adam, who must travel back in time to team up with his 13-year-old self in order to find his late father (still alive in the past) named Louis Reed, played by Mark Ruffalo.

Meanwhile Catherine Keener (who played the villainous mother in Get Out) will play the antagonist named Maya Sorian who's stolen mysterious and powerful technology from Ruffalo's physicist.

Zoe Saldana plays Adam's partner Laura, and Jennifer Garner plays his mother, Ellie Reed. Newcomer Walker Scobell plays young Adam.

What is The Adam Project about?

Netflix's synopsis reads: "Adam Reed, age 13, and still grieving the sudden death of his father a year earlier, walks into his garage one night to find a wounded pilot hiding there. This mysterious pilot turns out to be the older version of himself from the future, where time travel is in its infancy.

"He has risked everything to come back in time on a secret mission. Together they must embark on an adventure into the past to find their father, set things right, and save the world."

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A further twist is that the two Adams (both young and grown-up) find that they don't exactly warm to one another, meaning that while fighting to save the world, they'll need to put their differences aside, and additionally come to terms with their grief.

If you want more information, you can read our The Adam Project review.

The Adam Project trailer

An official trailer for The Adam Project was released recently by Netflix. In it, we can see Ryan Reynolds' Adam and Zoe Saldana's Laura speeding off in a car with a younger version of Adam in the backseat as they're being tailed by what looks like a spaceship filled with inhospitable inhabitants wanting to harm them. Adam has to prevent time-travel from being invented from the help of his physicist father.

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The Adam Project will launch on Netflix on Friday, 11th March at 8:00am GMT. If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our full TV Guide

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