Ryan Reynolds is filming a new Netflix movie in Vancouver next week

'The Adam Project' will see the Vancouver native play the role of a man who can travel back in time, filmed on the PNE grounds

By Monday, famous actor Ryan Reynolds will be back in his old stomping grounds.

That's because Vancouver is the backdrop for the actor's latest film, The Adam Project – a Netflix feature centred around the concept of a time-travelling man.

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However, Reynolds won’t be the only Canadian on set.

The movie is being directed by Montreal-born producer of Stranger Things, Shawn Levy.

The project's production address is listed as 100 Renfrew Street, the site of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) grounds.

Film kicks off BIPOC hiring initiative 

It’s the same film project that’s seen the Vancouver-born actor promise to afford ethnically diverse candidates the guaranteed opportunity to be trained on set.

Reynolds is paying for all of the trainees' wages, as well as travel expenses and accommodation. This, out of the Deadpool actor's own pocket.

"Making a film is a group effort, but for entirely too long that group has systematically excluded Black, Indigenous, people of colour and several other marginalized communities," he said about the initiative.

"This is a global problem which will not be fixed overnight, but change can start locally and immediately."

Shooting for the new film is expected to wrap up in four months.

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