Chris Evans Looking Towards Playing Gene Kelly in Future Film
Chris Evans is in negotiations to play the great Gene Kelly in a future movie which is currently in development.
C’mon admit it. You love Chris Evans. The very likable Hollywood star is slated to appear as Gene Kelly in a movie which is based on the high-profile actor Evans’ own original idea. While the movie is untitled as of yet, the story line is said to revolve around a 12-year-old boy who works on MGM’s Lot in the early 1950’s. This boy creates in Kelly an imaginary friend. It sounds terrific already and John Logan will producing the upcoming movie as well as writing the film’s script, according to sources. Logan was a co-writer of the Oscar-winning 2000 movie, Gladiator.
Chris Evans has quite the slate of films planned for 2022. You may know him best for his work as Captain America but this year the Hollywood heartthrob will be voicing Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story fame in the highly anticipated upcoming animated movie, Lightyear. Evans will also be featured alongside hunk Ryan Gosling in the Russo Brothers’ forthcoming big budget movie, The Gray Man. In that film, Evans will be going after Gosling’s fugitive CIA agent character. Sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it?
Evans has been a versatile actor for quite some time now. In 2011, Chris Evans made the funny but underappreciated comedy, What’s Your Number? where he played opposite Anna Faris. In that film, Evans proved his likability factor and there was evidence there in that picture that he has the timing and the sophistication to play a role like the one he is currently taking on of Gene Kelly. Though the 2011 movie didn’t make a lot of money, it proved that Evans has great comic abilities. In 2017’s Gifted, Evans proved he had dramatic range as an actor too which will also help him with his high-profile upcoming role as Kelly. Evans also appeared in the recent box-office smash mystery film, Knives Out. It seems like there’s nothing Evans can’t do!
Still, Evans is primarily known for his superhero roles in films like the Avengers movies. He also played the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movie. Evans has a lot of good acting qualities that make his fans believe he will excel in the role of Gene Kelly. Kelly was an iconic actor, dancer and singer who appeared in classic film musicals like Singin’ in the Rain and An American in Paris.
While Evans is definitely not short on charisma, he will have to study a lot of Gene Kelly’s mannerisms to master his new role. However, many believe Evans is more than up to the task judging from the actor’s very diverse range of past film roles. In the meantime, look for his current movies opening this year at a theater near you (Lightyear) or on Netflix (The Gray Man).
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