True Blood's Ryan Kwanten is the sad man-child superhero you want to root for, in the first trailer for Griff the Invisible. Watch as the leather-clad 28-year-old tries to find his place in the world.

We kind of love watching Kwanten go from beloved sex bomb, to awkward weirdo. Granted, he's so gorgeous we have a hard time believing life would be terrible difficult for him. And yet, watch this trailer. Kwanten does come across as a bit of a, well, endearing nut job. Here's the official synopsis:

Griff - office worker by day, superhero by night - has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

By day Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers (Toby Schmitz) - his protective brother his only friend. By night Griff assumes his other identity, roaming the dark streets protecting the innocent and the vulnerable from the dangers that lurk in the shadows - he is the hero, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE.

Increasingly concerned by Griff's eccentric behaviour, his brother (Patrick Brammall) attempts to draw him back into the 'real world'. In doing so he introduces Griff to Melody (Maeve Dermody) an equally eccentric and charming girl.

Fascinated by Griff's idiosyncrasies, which are equal only to her own, Melody begins to fall for Griff. As Griff is forced to face up to realities of a mundane world, it is up to Melody to rescue GRIFF THE INVISIBLE for the sake of herself, Griff and their love for each other.

Griff the Invisible will open in select theaters on Aug. 19th.