The independent whimsiquirkilcious Paper Man is due out in less than two weeks, and somehow, the damn thing has completely escaped my attention. A movie featuring a bleached-blonde, muscle-bound Ryan Reynolds as an imaginary super-hero named Captain Excellent shouldn’t be a movie that could escape my attention. But there you go: Our friends over at The Playlist unearthed this trailer, and I’m going to add it — along with The Kids Are All Right and Solitary Man — to my reasons to wake up in the morning.
The film comes from husband and wife Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Kieran is Dermot Mulroney’s brother), who are relative newcomers to the behind-the-camera machinations, although they are penning the sequel to Sherlock Holmes. The movie itself is about a washed-up writer (Jeff Daniels, who else) with an imaginary super-hero friend (R-Squared), who forms an (unlikely) friendship with a young woman (Emma Stone).