Date: 6th January 2022
Chris Evans is in talks to play Gene Kelly in an untitled film based on an original idea conceived by the former 'Captain America' star.
The report notes that the film is based on an original idea conceived by Evans. It will focus on a 12-year-old boy who works on the MGM lot in 1952 and forms an imaginary friendship with the iconic actor Gene Kelly. Currently, no studio is attached to the film, nor has any other concrete information on the film been made available as of yet.
Alongside the brief synopsis, it's reported that Evans will be producing the film alongside Mark Kassen. Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T-Street Productions company is also attached as a producer, with three-time Academy Award nominee John Logan writing the script as well as producing.
Evans, Johnson and Bergman last worked together on 2019 box office darling "Knives Out", whose sequel is in post-production. Three-time Oscar nominee Logan’s oeuvre includes penning Ridley Scott's "Gladiator", Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator", Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" and James Bond movie "Skyfall."
Evans, who is best known for playing Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has a stacked 2022 ahead of him. His current projects include the animated film “Lightyear,” in which he voices iconic “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear. He is also starring in “The Gray Man,” the Russo Brothers’ latest directorial effort about a former CIA agent-turned-fugitive (Ryan Gosling) who is hunted down by his former colleague (Evans). Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Michael Gandolfini, Regé-Jean Page and Billy Bob Thornton round out the film’s cast.
Source: Press Release