Chris Evans May portray Iconic Actor Gene Kelly next Film
Chris Evans may soon be in Gene Kelly’s shoes.
Kelly died at 83 years old in 1996 after many strokes.
Based on the Captain America star’s original idea, the film follows a 12-year-old youngster who works on the MGM lot and establishes a fantasy connection with the Singin’ In The Rain star, according to Deadline.
He’ll produce with three-time Oscar nominee John Logan, who’ll also write the movie.
T-Street Productions will be produced by Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman, who collaborated with Evans on the 2019 mystery picture Knives Out.
In the forthcoming Pixar feature Lightyear, Evans will reprise his legendary role as Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. It describes the genesis tale of Buzz, a character portrayed by Tim Allen in Toy Story. Lightyear, which comes out on June 17, uses Buzz the Toy’s character rather than the real toy from the first film.
“a dream come true.” Evans stated in October.
“Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else,” he said. “Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.”
Evan Evans will voice Buzz in December 2020. Evans revealed the position in an Instagram post, writing, “My team could barely contain their excitement when they told me that Pixar had a pitch for me. All they said was ‘Buzz Lightyear’. I didn’t know what that meant, since Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear, and no one could ever touch his performance. I needed to know how this character was different and why this story was worth telling.”
Evans went on, “I can say 2 things with absolute confidence: 1.. I didn’t stop smiling through the ENTIRE pitch. Ear to ear. 2. Everyone can rest easy. And get very excited. Trust me when I say that they REALLY know what they’re doing over there. This one is gonna special, and it doesn’t step on a single thing. I can’t even put my excitement into words. I smile every time I think about it.”