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How Good an Actor Is Ryan Reynolds?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 19, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 19, 2009 |

We’ve mentioned Ryan Reynolds’ next project, Buried, a couple of times already. He signed on a couple of days after The Proposal elevated him to A-level status (he has also since signed on to a Deadpool spin-off and as The Green Lantern). Reynolds guessed that it’d be a good idea to get one last indie hurrah out of the way before he becomes the next big superhero dude.

And, as we mentioned, Buried is about a civilian contractor who’s kidnapped in Iraq and awakens buried in a coffin in the desert, armed only with a cell phone, a candle and a knife.It comes from respected Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes. And the entire movie takes place inside a coffin. A one-man show. Inside a coffin. Ninety minutes. Trapped inside a dark, enclosed space underneath a couple of feet of earth. Stuck. In the dark. Unable to move. For ninety minutes. All he has is a lighter and a cell phone, which he uses to try to save himself (he doesn’t know where he’s buried) and/or to say goodbye to his wife. Cause he’s stuck inside a coffin. In the dirt. With nowhere to go.

Filming has apparently already started, and Twitch has revealed the first image from the film. I suspect most of the film will look exactly like this, with a few small variations. On account of the fact that Ryan Reynolds is trapped in the ground, stuck inside a coffin, left to die in the dark.

My guess is that you could just listen to the audio only while looking at this photo, and that’s probably all you’ll need. Doesn’t mean I’m not stoked, though. You don’t see a lot of newly minted stars jumping into a one-man show inside a coffin before cashing in on their newfound fame. Good for you, Ryan. And what the fuck are you thinking?

Claustrophobics are welcome!


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