Ryan Reynolds isn’t content sticking to a genre these days. So far in 2009, we’ve seen him play a romantic comedy lead in “The Proposal,” a comic book villain in “Wolverine: Origins,” a 30-year-old maintenance man who hits on high schoolers in “Adventureland,” and Captain Excellent in “Paper Man.” Soon, we’ll see him as superhero Green Lantern. Now, in “Buried,” he’s playing a U.S. contractor who is knocked out by a group of Iraqis and wakes up to find himself buried alive in a coffin. With only a cell phone and a lighter, he fights to escape from the grave.
Check out the first image after the jump.
The movie reminds me of when I first heard about “Phone Booth.” I never thought that concept could work at all as a movie, and Ryan Reynolds has it a lot worse. In “Phone Booth”, Colin Farrell had some people to talk to. There may only be one other character through most of “Buried,” according to Reynolds. Hopefully he gets cell phone reception down there or it’s going to be a short movie.
The first image is after the jump. Click here to see a behind-the-scenes shot with Reynolds and director Rodrigo Cortés. “Buried” is set for a 2010 release.