Chris Evans, who is famous as Captain America in the Marvel Universe, is now set to produce and star in a new Gene Kelly film. Gene Kelly, a singer, dancer, and actor, appeared in the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” alongside Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, and Cyd Charisse, all of whom are now deceased. It’s been dubbed the “Greatest Musical Ever Made.”
The story follows a 12-year-old child who works on the MGM lot in 1952 and has an imaginary acquaintance with iconic movie actor Gene Kelly while he is working on his next film. There is currently no studio associated.
The premise is resemblance to Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. Prior to this week, Evans’ most recent project was this summer’s Lightyear, a Toy Story spinoff in which he would play Buzz Lightyear.
Last month, Tom Holland, the MCU’s Spider-Man, had been cast in a new biopic as classic Hollywood legend Fred Astaire, which brings us back to Chris Evans. Fred Astaire is frequently likened to Gene Kelly and now Evans has been cast in an untitled drama as Gene Kelly.
Along with Rian Johnson (Knives Out, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and screenwriter John Logan (The Aviator, Skyfall), Chris Evans is serving as one of the project’s producers. Despite the fact that the film is set at MGM, no studio has yet been engaged, including MGM.
The film marks a reunion for Johnson, Bergman and MCU star Evans, who all worked together on the smash hit Knives Out. As for the million-dollar question about whether Chris Evans can actually dance, here’s a video.
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