Ryan Reynolds has been cast in SuperBad director Greg Mottola’s next film Adventureland, which features The Squid and the Whale star Jesse Eisenberg as a college graduate in the summer of 1987, who was prepared to spend his vacation in Europe before starting Grad School. But when his father is laid off, he is now stuck at his home in Long Island, NY. He is forced to bet a job at a local amusement park called Adventureland where comedy ensures and love blossoms. The story is based off Mottola’s own experiences at the Long Island amusement park, Adventureland. Reynolds will play Connell, an aspiring rock star and “the icon of cool to all the kids working at the park,” according to Variety.
I’ve always been a fan of Ryan Reynold’s comedy. I’ve always found his comic vibe to be very similar to Jason Lee. But Reynolds seems to only attach himself to movies that bomb. And it’s not for a lack of trying. He’s been involved in some fun projects like Van Wilder, Harold and Kumar, Waiting…, Smokin’ Aces and John August’s The Nines.Â I hope that eventually America wakes up to Reynolds like they did Lee.
Filming is set to begin this October in Pittsburgh.