April 12, 2010 06:27:59 GMT
Relying on his imaginary friend Reynolds' Captain Excellent, Jeff Daniels' Richard decides to let him go after befriending 17-year-old Emma Stone's Abby.
Drama comedy "Paper Man" has been previewed through a new trailer. Featuring Ryan Reynolds as costumed superhero Captain Excellent, the video gives a look at how Jeff Daniels' Richard is sometimes disturbed by the existence of his imaginary friend.
The film centers its story on Richard, a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby, a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Both are unsure, both are afraid to take firm steps forward, and both rely on the imaginary friends in their heads to help guide them into the future - for Richard, it is Captain Excellent, and for Abby, it's morose fellow teenager Christopher.
The two meet at a Long Island beach community where he overcomes his writer's block. As the warm, quirky friendship between Richard and Abby grows, they begin to share with each other their dreams and life hardships. Becoming the best of friends, Richard and Abby discover there comes a time to let go of imaginary friends of the past and to embrace the future as a new beginning-just as one would embrace a new and unique friendship.
This inspirational film, which picks up the idea of an unlikely friendship, casts Emma Stone as Abby. Lisa Kudrow additionally joins "Paper Man" to play Richard's wife. Directed and written by Kieran Mulroney alongside Michele Mulroney, the flick will get limited U.S. release starting April 23.