Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana have joined Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming Netflix action/adventure film The Adam Project. Shawn Levy, who Reynolds has already worked with on the as-yet-unreleased Free Guy, will direct from a script penned by Jonathan Tropper.
Plot details are still mostly under wraps. The only thing we really know is that the film will have a time travel element. The film will be the first project for Reynolds’ The Group Effort Initiative, a self-financed diversity and inclusion program that aims to give people of colour a chance to work and learn on the actor’s projects.
The film was originally set up at Paramount, and it’s one of a handful of films Netflix bought the rights to this year after studios were stuck figuring out how to move forward during the coronavirus pandemic. The move makes sense though, as Reynolds has already starred in Michael Bay‘s 6 Underground for the streamer, and has also wrapped Red Notice for them, which will likely be released soon-ish.
Levy also has a working relationship with Netflix, since he worked heavily on Stranger Things. Garner has also worked with Netflix – at this point it might be easier to list who hasn’t – since she’ll next be seen starring in and producing the upcoming film Yes Day for the streamer.
Saldana is currently working on James Cameron‘s Avatar sequels, but her next project is – you’ll never guess – a Netflix limited drama series titled From Scratch.