2020s

Know the Cast: ‘The Adam Project’

The Adam Project Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Adam Project cast features Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell and Mark Ruffalo. This info article contains minor spoilers for Shawn Levy’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, The Adam Project follows a pilot who leaves the year 2050 and travels through a wormhole to 2022. Adam Reed reunites with his younger self and tries to prevent his father from developing time travel technology in 2018. Meanwhile, a tech mogul hopes to sustain power by sending henchmen after the titular protagonist. Here’s every main performer and character in The Adam Project.

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The Adam Project Cast on Netflix: Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam

The Adam Project on Netflix - Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam

Character Profile: A fighter pilot in the year 2050. He plans to time travel to 2018 but crash lands in 2022. Big Adam reunites with family members and receives advice from his younger self while investigating the best way to save the future.

Reynolds’ Resume: Michael “Berg” Bergen in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998-2001), Van Wilder in Van Wilder (2002), Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the X-Men/Deadpool Movie Franchise (2009-), Michael Bryce in The Hitman’s Bodyguard Movie Franchise (2017-), Guy in Free Guy (2021)

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The Adam Project Cast on Netflix: Walker Scobell as Young Adam

The Adam Project Cast on Netflix - Walker Scobell as Young Adam

Character Profile: A younger version of Big Adam. He struggles emotionally in 2022 after losing his father. Young Adam helps his older self and realizes that it’s easier to be angry than sad.

Scobell’s Resume: Movie Debut in The Adam Project

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The Adam Project Cast on Netflix: Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed

The Adam Project on Netflix - Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed

Character Profile: Adam’s father. He develops a magnetic particle accelerator (“The Adam Project”) while playing with a wormhole theory that would theoretically allow for practical time travel. Louis helps his son locate a hard drive at Sorian Technologies.

Ruffalo’s Resume: Paul in The Kids Are All Right (2010), Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the MCU (2012-), David Schultz in Foxcatcher (2014), Mike Rezendes in Spotlight (2015), Rob Bilott in Dark Waters (2019)

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The Adam Project Cast on Netflix: Jennifer Garner as Ellie Reed

The Adam Project on Netflix - Jennifer Garner as Ellie Reed

Character Profile: Adam’s mother. She tries to move forward with her life after losing her husband. Ellie speaks with Big Adam at a bar and seems to recognize her son’s personality traits.

Garner’s Resume: Sydney Bristow in Alias (2001-06), Elektra Natchios in Daredevil (2003), Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30 (2004), Vanessa Loring in Juno (2007), Vanessa Loring in Yes Day (2021)

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The Adam Project Cast on Netflix: Zoe Saldaña as Laura Reed

The Adam Project Cast on Netflix - Zoe Saldaña as Laura Reed

Character Profile: Adam’s wife. She’s a pilot and re-entry expert. Laura assists Big Adam in 2022 and urges him to stop time travel technology in 2018.

Saldaña’s Resume: Neytiri in Avatar Movie Franchise (2009-), Cataleya in Colombiana (2011), Gamora in the MCU (2014-), Rosa Hernández in Vivo (2021), Princess Maya in Maya and the Three (2021)

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The Adam Project Cast on Netflix: Catherine Keener as Maya Sorian

The Adam Project on Netflix - Catherine Keener as Maya Sorian

Character Profile: The head of Sorian Technologies. She is Louis’ colleague and becomes a tech mogul. Maya attempts to fix the future where she was “forgotten.”

Keener’s Resume: Maxine Lund in Being John Malkovich (1999), Nelle Harper Lee in Capote (2005), Trish in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Missy Armitage in Get Out (2017), Boro in Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021)

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The Adam Project Cast on Netflix: Alex Mallari Jr. as Christos

The Adam Project Cast on Netflix - Alex Mallari Jr. as Christos

Character Profile: Maya’s main henchman. He attended the Air Force Academy with Big Adam. Christos tries to prevent the protagonists from destroying a hard drive.

Mallari Jr.’s Resume: Detective Greere in Shadowhunters (2018-19), Ken in Insomnia (2018), Rainer in Code 8 (2019), Malcolm Cody Patrick in Workin’ Moms (2020-), Gabriel Cordova in Ginny & Georgia (2021)

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The Adam Project cast also includes Braxton Bjerken (The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Good Girls), Kasra Wong (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Under Wraps), Lucie Guest (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Hypnotic), Donald Sales (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, A Million Little Things) and Esther Ming Li (The Twilight Zone, Snowpiercer).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.