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Watch: First Trailer For Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds Headed To Cannes

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 17, 2014 7:24 AM
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The Captive Mireille Enos Ryan Reynolds

Are we possibly looking at a career rebound for Ryan Reynolds? Kicking off the year with good notices for the Sundance oddball comedy "The Voices," the actor will be packing his bags shortly for Cannes where Atom Egoyan's "The Captive" will premiere. And now the first trailer has arrived.

To be honest, Egoyan's output of late has been patchy at best (his previous effort, "The Devil's Knot," is a bit of a misfire) but we're compelled by this one. Co-starring Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, the film rides a "Prisoners"-esque vibe—set along in a longer timeline—the psychological thriller examines how the kidnapping of a man’s young daughter destroys the relationships among those involved. As the film teases out the complex threads weaving together the victim, her family, the predators and the investigators, the mystery is revealed as to what happened to the child during the eight years she was missing.

eOne will distribute the film in Canada and is handling international sales. Watch below and check out a few new photos as well.

The Captive, Ryan Reynolds
The Captive, Rosario Dawson
The Captive, Ryan Reynolds
The Captive, Ryan Reynolds
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  • Darlene | April 19, 2014 10:39 PMReply

    Looks really promising. I plan to see it.

  • Sigmund Abeles | April 17, 2014 1:01 PMReply

    Wow, this film look simply fabulous, on the edge of one's seat gripping.
    I am a huge fan of the unique actor, Mireille Enos

  • alex | April 17, 2014 12:21 PMReply

    So, Prisoners...?

  • Lou | April 18, 2014 7:16 AM

    Alex, have you any idea about the number of films about abducted children/adults? Probably more than a couple of hundreds, not to mention those for television. Are they all similar? Yes and no. Hence, let's wait before we scream 'rip-off', for chrissake.

  • Faustus | April 17, 2014 12:27 PM

    No, unless all films about missing children are the same.

  • balboa | April 17, 2014 9:31 AMReply

    Cannes Festival entry,Wow!
    This looks like a great film..Ryan has been making a lot of new wonderful looking films this year.
    Hope they are all successful. He's a great actor and deserves to be appreciated for his work.

  • Lou | April 18, 2014 7:29 AM

    If I am not mistaken, Buried had an 87% rating by Rotten Tomatoes critics.

  • Gabriel | April 17, 2014 1:38 PM

    I know that at present few people share this view, it is unfortunate. Personally I agree with you. I hope that Ryan Reynolds will continue in this direction, be more demanding in the selection of projects he wants to participate. He really needs a bit of success, I speak artistically, positive reviews, not in terms of box office.

  • Deborah | April 17, 2014 9:03 AMReply

    Looks awesome. Can't wait to see the full length version.

  • Gabriel | April 17, 2014 1:26 PM

    Thank you, you read my mind

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