January 23, 2022

Transfer Over, Tom Holland – Chris Evans Will Play Gene Kelly in a Whimsical-Sounding New Film

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First there was the information of Tom Holland playing Fred Astaire, and now fellow Avengers superhero Chris Evans is reportedly sliding on his dancing footwear to play Gene Kelly.

Evans is in talks to play the legendary Singin’ within the Rain and An American in Paris actor in an as-yet-untitled movie, Deadline reported Tuesday. The undertaking remains to be in its early phases, however based on the outlet, it’s about β€œa 12-year-old boy who works on the MGM Lot in 1952 and begins to create an imagined friendship with the legendary film star Gene Kelly whereas engaged on his subsequent movie.”

The movie is predicated on an unique thought by Evans, who will even produce alongside Mark Kassen. Evans’ Knives Out director, Rian Johnson, will even produce with Ram Bergman for T-Avenue Productions. Oscar winner John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) is writing the script and producing.

Evans already has a stacked 12 months forward of him, together with Disney’s animated movie Lightyear, wherein he voices beloved Toy Story hero Buzz Lightyear. He’s additionally starring within the Russo Brothers’ motion flick The Grey Man, alongside fellow scorching main males Ryan Gosling and RegΓ©-Jean Web page.

As for whether or not or not Evans has any Gene Kelly-esque skills, it seems he’s expressed curiosity in doing a musical prior to now–in 2020, it was introduced he’d star in the big-screen take on Little Shop of Horrors, which was subsequently sidelined due to the pandemic. This all begs the query of why Evans didn’t seem as Captain America in Rogers: The Musical–the fictional Avengers-inspired stage present featured in Marvel’s Disney+ present Hawkeye–however we’ll let that slide.

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