Ryan Reynolds is Captain Excellent In the Trailer for 'Paper Man'

I have just added the trailer for Paper Man an upcoming dramedy starring Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow and Kieran Culkin in which Daniels plays Richard, a failed middle-aged novelist, and Stone plays Abby, a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. The two of them have imaginary friends helping guide them into the future. Richard's friend is the costumed superhero Captain Excellent (Reynolds), and Abby's is a morose fellow teenager Christopher (Kieran Culkin).

I had heard nothing about this film until I was sent the link for the film's Facebook page only to learn it hits limited theaters in two weeks on April 23. It's written and directed by Kieran and Michele Mulroney whom have since been hired to draft the script for Sherlock Holmes 2, but otherwise haven't been major players in Hollywood outside of Kieran's involvement in several TV shows since 1988 when he was cast in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and has since been seen in the likes of "Seinfeld", "ER" and "Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service".

Paper Man followed by Sherlock Holmes 2 may be the duo's big break. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.

  • JAB

    Emma Stone is the next Zooey Deschanel.

  • http://thepartofhollywoodthatmatters.blogspot.com/ Martian Army

    I a huge Ryan Reynolds fan, so I'll definitely check this one out when I can, though I doubt the limited release would get to our theater. I also like Emma Stone, so this could be a shot for her to prove her dramatic talent.

  • adu

    Looks good.

  • Darlene

    Happy to see it is finally being released. Looks like a blast!

  • randy

    wow looks pretty interesting for sure.

  • JM


    Another movie about an god-awkward quirked-out shmuck trying to find meaning (i.e., a girl) in his life.

    No thank you. I'd rather watch movies about people who are either normal or better than normal.

    • Gavi

      yeah but... its got ryan reynolds...

  • David Mikula

    this movie looks interesting. kinda reminds me of the movie winter passing.