New Paper Man Trailer Features Ryan Reynolds as 'Captain Excellent'
04.11.10 by BrentJS
Actor Ryan Reynolds is currently filming scenes as the title character in Green Lantern, which many believe marks his second turn as a superhero — Deadpool in last May's X-Men Origins: Wolverine being the first. However, Reynold's second super role was actually the Superman-esque character Captain Excellent in the little-known independent Paper Man. First screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2009, the movie is finally getting a limited theatrical release, and now the official trailer has popped up online.
Described as a "dramedy," the story details the unlikely friendship between a failed writer (played by Jeff Daniels) and a Long Island high school girl (Emma Stone) who teaches him to step up and take responsibility for his life. The unusual relationship does not go over well with Dunne's long-suffering wife (Lisa Kudrow) or with Captain Excellent (Reynolds), the writer's imaginary superhero friend. The movie was written and directed by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney.