Broadway alum and Marvel favorite Chris Evans is currently in talks to play Hollywood icon Gene Kelly for an upcoming biopic about the An American in Paris and Singin' in the Rain star. Tony-winning playwright John Logan (Red, Moulin Rouge!) is attached as screenwriter.
Deadline reports the film is based on an original idea by Evans, following a young teenager working on the MGM Lot during the ‘50s who makes Kelly his imaginary friend.
The project will be produced by Evans and Mark Kassen, along with Rian Johnson’s and Ram Bergman’s T-Street Productions. Evans last worked with the duo on the popular 2019 whodunit movie Knives Out.
Logan’s next theatrical project, Swept Away, opens January 9 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The Avett Brothers musical follows four survivors—a young man in search of adventure, his older brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace—of a whaling ship disaster off the coast of Massachusetts in 1888.