Movies with two kinds of heroes — one naughty, one inspirational — join an anti-rom-com and a Biblical drama, as previewed on this weekend’s “Made in Hollywood.”
“Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds makes the very unique superhero’s full-length feature debut this weekend in the story of his origins as ailing Special Forces operative Wade Wilson, who undergoes a life-saving medical experiment that leaves him with incredible new abilities and a new lease on life with accelerated healing powers.
Cliff Curtis went mute for four months to immerse himself into the role of Yeshua, Jesus of Nazareth, in “Risen,” which bows next week. The drama chronicles an investigation of the messiah’s missing body amid turmoil during the first 40 days following Christ’s resurrection. “I really wanted to not be me because I thought that I’m insufficient for the role,” he tells us.
In “Race,” also opening next week, Stephan James plays Jesse Owens, the African-American athlete who is credited with crushing Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy after winning a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.