Ryan Reynolds Will Be ‘Buried’ All Alone

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ryan reynolds buried Ryan Reynolds Will Be Buried All Alone

A week or so ago, it was announced that Canadian star Ryan Reynolds would be starring in an independent film titled Buried which follows a civilian contractor who awakens buried in a coffin in the middle of the desert after being kidnapped in Iraq.

Pretty intriguing, right?

As a few more details become available for the ambitious project, we now know that the entire film will be just Ryan Reynolds in this uncomfortable wooden box… that’s it… just him and his coffin.

Reynolds revealed the following in a Australian television interview:

“‘Buried’ is the story about a guy who’s buried (laughs). It’s the only movie I’ve ever heard of with only one person in it. So it’s just me, I’m the only person in the whole movie so, I don’t know. We’ll see. It’s either going to be, you know, the greatest, most experimental cool movie ever made or god knows what”

He’s honest and he’s right.

But most importantly, he’s testing his acting ability here, pushing past the traditional comedy routine or action role. There will be no crazy studio sets or green-screening, it’s just Reynolds in the box capturing the attention and emotions of the audience all by his captive and claustrophobic self.

It’s not all that bad though, Reynolds’ character will sport a cell phone, a candle and even a knife.

Much like the recent announcement that his other upcoming project, Deadpool, will have his character break the fourth wall, this is a risky idea and I like it.

The indie film will be directed by Rodrigo Cortés and the screenplay was written by Chris Sparling. Filming will take place entirely in Cortés’ home country of Spain and the film will be released some time next year.

This film’s quality will come down to two things: Reynolds’ acting and how good the story telling is. The good news is Reynolds is incredible on screen and never lets me down and apparently, the script is also pretty stellar – at least, according to the folks at ScriptShadow who had nothing but praise for the screenplay. You can head on over there if you want to read more details about the project and its potential.

This is something I’m looking forward to see and I’m excited to see Reynolds again making a flick for the passion of making it.

Does this film interest you and how do you feel about Reynolds taking on this role?

Sources: Variety, The Playlist, ScriptShadow

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  1. if its another cast away then ya this will be really good and suspensful… for me that is, but i think that film got mixed reviews.

    but if its like that film where those two people are left in the ocean alone.. yikes

    id like to see this but im also content with having already slightly experienced it in kill bill 2 where i also got a cool martial arts back flash.

  2. i heard that he’s not only buried, but the coffin is on fire too.
    is that true?

  3. I hope they take into account that you can survive around 5 minutes in a coffin before you run out of air, as seen on mythbusters :)


  5. @Huggybear… I wasn’t aware that the air time was that limited, but it doesn’t surprise me either. I would hope the same. Perhaps the one who buries Reynolds’ character has some air going into the coffin through a small pipe. That’s my best guess as to how that would work.

  6. I like Ryan Reynolds … ever since Two Guys A Girl and A Pizza Place so I’ll be there to see it. Just saw “The Proposal” this past weekend and he was his usual charming witty self. Not to mention I’ve never seen Sandra Bullock show so much skin. Not nudity but a LOT of skin. :)