We’re four days into the new year and the good news keeps rolling in. Chris Evans is set to star in a new film as legendary actor Gene Kelly. Deadline was first to report the news.
While still in its infant stages, Evans is re-teaming with Knives Out creator Rian Johnson and his partner in T-Street Production Ram Bergman on the original idea conceived by Evans. Evans, Mark Kassen, T-Street Production, and three-time Acadamy Award nominee John Logan will produce, with Logan also penning the script.
The film will center around a 12-year-old boy in 1952 working on the MGM lot when he begins to create an imaginary friendship with the movie star Gene Kelly.
Evans has expressed interest in doing a musical in the past, including earning a role in Little Shop of Horrors which has since been sidelined due to the pandemic since its announcement in early 2020. And yes, he can sing and tap dance!
No studio is attached at this time, but with big names like that, it won’t take long. Stay tuned for more news!
You can catch Chris Evans next in The Gray Man for Netflix and voicing the real-life hero behind the toy in Pixar’s Lightyear. Both films will premiere this summer. Production on his next venture as both actor and producer, the Apple TV+ action/romance Ghosted alongside Ana de Armas, will begin next month.