The growing consensus seems to be that Ryan Reynolds shouldn’t play serious roles. He’s best suited for comedic parts that he can really show off his impressive timing in.
Well, hopefully that line of logic is about to change. After the film Buried was released it became increasingly apparent that Reynolds only needed a few solid vehicles to convince the greater populous of his abilities in serious and dramatic role. The Captive appears to be one such role.
The film, chronicling the abduction of a child, looks to be a high tension thriller that utilizes Reynolds to his full capability. The film also stars Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson and Bruce Greenwood.
While the trailer gives away a little more than is necessary, it really showcases Reynolds and the rest of the cast well. It shows them delivering solid performances, captures the tone of the picture, and ultimately is quite convincing. When The Captive is released, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be there in the theater.
The official synopsis:
Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.