The Adam Project: Release Date, Trailer, Plot, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

The Adam Project is a science fiction adventure film about a future fighter pilot who travels back in time to work with his younger self and father to change the future and save the world. We do wish there were two Ryan Reynolds in this movie. But no. There’s Reynolds, of course, “Walker Scobell,” who plays a younger version of Reynolds’ character in this time-travel adventure film. But, to look at it another way, it’s like watching two different Deadpools.

Shawn Levy, who previously directed the Night at the Museum film series, Real Steel, Arrival, and some Stranger Things episodes, is directing the much-anticipated “The Adam Project”. This is Levy and Reynolds’ second collaboration, after Free Guy, which was directed and produced by Levy, and Ryan Reynolds played the lead role. Along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger, Reynolds and Levy serve as producers. Jonathan Tropper, T.S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin wrote The Adam Project.

Built on the premise of time travel, the sci-fi adventure film promises a story about love, loss, and healing, bridging the past and future worlds. If this has attracted your interest enough to make you want to see the film, here’s everything we know so far about The Adam Project, including the plot, release date, cast, and characters.


  • Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam
  • Walker Scobell as Young Adam
  • Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed
  • Jennifer Garner as Ellie Reed
  • Zoe Saldana as Laura(as Zoe Saldaña)
  • Catherine Keener as Maya Sorian
  • Alex Mallari Jr. as Christos
  • Braxton Bjerken as Ray
  • Kasra Wong as Chuck
  • Lucie Guest as Young Sorian Body Double
  • Donald Sales as Paul the Bartender
  • Esther Ming Li as Sophie
  • Ben Wilkinson as Derek(as Benjamin Wilkinson)
  • Isaiah Haegert as 8Haegerld Adam
  • Milo Shandel as Professor
  • Jessica Bodenarek as Young Adam(uncredited)
  • Ellie Harvie as Teacher(uncredited)

When Is The Adam Project’s Release Date?

The Adam Project releases on Netflix on Friday, March 11, 2022.

What Is The Adam Project Plot?

”After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.”

When Is The Adam Project Set?

Due to the fact that it is a time travel movie, the movie includes multiple time periods. The Adam Project’s plot jumps back and forth between the present and a few decades in the future. The older Adam travels back in time from 2050 to 2022, when he is 12 years old. As a result, it’s technically set in the present day and extends into the 2050s.

Watch The Adam Project Trailer

In the first trailer, a 12-year-old Adam Reed grieves his father’s death, while his mother encourages him to move on and look forward to his future. Ironically, his future lands in his backyard. When a fighter pilot crashes into his home, he discovers that it is his future self. After many fighting and ego clashes, the two Adams try to get used to each other. Despite their differences, they must form a team and set on a mission to alter the past and future. They must also locate their father before he passes away in order for the three of them to save the world.

Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana play the other major characters in the trailers. Overall, The Adam Project gives off the vibes of classic time travel and sci-fi adventures, but with 21st-century energy, based on both clips.

When is The Adam Project Filming?

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The Adam Project began filming in November 2020 and was completed in March 2021.

Ryan Reynolds was not the only big name in The Adam Project, as the film features an all-star supporting cast. Here’s everyone from the cast of the new Netflix film The Adam Project.

Ryan Reynolds as Adam Reed


Adam Reed is the film’s main protagonist and a fighter pilot from the year 2050. Reed travels back to 2022 in search of a long-lost love before joining up with a younger version of himself and his father to try to change the fragile space-time continuum. The incomparable Ryan Reynolds plays Reed. Ryan Reynolds is a well-known actor.

I mean, it’s Ryan Reynolds, right? Does he really need an introduction? If he still does for you, he’s famed for Deadpool, in which he redefined the iconic superhero under his own name. Blade, Free Guy, Life, Detective Pikachu, and The Proposal are among Reynolds’ other films.

Walter Scobell as 12-year-old Adam

Walter Scobell as 12-year-old Adam

Walter Scobell portrays Adam Reed when he is 12 years old, and this version of the character is a bit of a tearaway, struggling to deal with his father’s recent death while his mother tries to move on. This is Walter Scobell’s first film acting role.

Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed


Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed, Adam’s dead father and the man responsible for making time travel possible in the film’s cinematic universe, is another MCU member in the cast of The Adam Project. Ruffalo is best known for his role as Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but he has also appeared in films like Zodiac, 13 Going on 30, Dark Waters, Spotlight, and Shutter Island.

Jennifer Garner as Ellie Reed

Jennifer Garner

Ellie Reed, Adam’s mother, is played by Jennifer Garner in the 2022 timeline. Jennifer Garner is best known for her roles as Elektra in the pre-MCU Daredevil films Love, Simon, Dallas Buyers Club, 13 Going on 30, and as Sydney Bristow in Alias.

Zoe Saldana as Laura

Walter Scobell as 12-year-old Adam

Laura is Adam’s love interest and the turning point for The Adam Project’s events after she is trapped in a time-space anomaly that transports her to an unknown plane of existence. Laura is played by Zoe Saldana, who is best known for her roles in the two highest-grossing films of all time, Avatar and Avengers: Endgame.

Catherine Keener as Maya Sorian

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Maya Scorian – the power-hungry ruler of Adam’s futuristic world – is played by Catherine Keener. Keener is best known for her roles in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Being John Malkovich, and Get Out, where she played the evil psychiatrist mother of Daniel Kaluuya’s girlfriend.

Alex Mallari Jr. as Christos


In The Adam Project, Christos is the sinister Maya Sorian’s right-hand man, who willfully does his master’s bidding across time and space. Alex Mallari Jr., who is best known for his role as Four in the Syfy series Dark Matter, plays Christos.