Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Old 01-04-22, 04:08 PM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 45,021
Likes: 0
Received 4,558 Likes on 3,093 Posts
Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

EXCLUSIVE: The new year has only just begun and another high-profile project has hit the market as We are hearing Chris Evans is rumored to play Gene Kelly in an untitled film, which is based on an original idea conceived by Evans. The film is about a 12 year old boy who works on the MGM Lot in 1952 and begins to create an imagined friendship with the legendary movie star Gene Kelly while working on his next film.

No studio is attached at this time.

In addition to starring in the film, Evans will also produce the project alongside Mark Kassen. Rian Johnsonís and Ram Bergmanís T-Street Productions is set to produce the project, alongside three-time Academy Award nominee John Logan, who will write the script and produce it as well. The film marks a reunion for Johnson, Bergman and Evans, who all worked together on the smash hit Knives Out.
https://deadline.com/2022/01/chris-e...lm-1234904351/
Old 01-04-22, 05:09 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 75,730
Received 6,176 Likes on 4,205 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

The MCU is taking over dance star biopics now!
Old 01-04-22, 06:14 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 27,284
Received 3,191 Likes on 2,059 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Sure, why not. I can see Evans as Gene Kelly. More than I can see Tom Holland as Fred Astaire.

Of course, I see similarities in looks but I donít think Iíve ever seen Evans dance.
Old 01-04-22, 06:20 PM
  #4  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 45,021
Likes: 0
Received 4,558 Likes on 3,093 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Sure, why not. I can see Evans as Gene Kelly. More than I can see Tom Holland as Fred Astaire.

Of course, I see similarities in looks but I donít think Iíve ever seen Evans dance.
Old 01-04-22, 09:32 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 11,308
Received 289 Likes on 210 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Sure, why not. I can see Evans as Gene Kelly. More than I can see Tom Holland as Fred Astaire.

Of course, I see similarities in looks but I donít think Iíve ever seen Evans dance.
You think Evans looks anything like Kelly? I don't. But I do like Evans a lot. So I'll give this a chance. I said the same about Nicole Kidman playing Lucille Ball, and she nailed it.
The following users liked this post:
Hubbub (01-07-22)
Old 01-05-22, 05:49 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 12,627
Received 277 Likes on 212 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

I hope he shaves for the role.
Old 01-05-22, 07:17 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
B5Erik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Southern California
Posts: 13,596
Received 479 Likes on 351 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

It's often been said that Gene Kelly was built like a linebacker more than a dancer, so...

...if Evans can learn to dance that could be brilliant.
Old 01-06-22, 12:33 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 40,141
Received 1,300 Likes on 944 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Maybe Scarjo can do a Dita Von Teese bio.
Old 01-06-22, 02:49 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 27,284
Received 3,191 Likes on 2,059 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Originally Posted by Daytripper
You think Evans looks anything like Kelly? I don't. But I do like Evans a lot. So I'll give this a chance. I said the same about Nicole Kidman playing Lucille Ball, and she nailed it.
Eh, theyíre not doppelgšngers but I can imagine it if Evans dyes his hair darker.
Old 01-06-22, 04:38 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 18,357
Received 324 Likes on 242 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

Originally Posted by B5Erik
It's often been said that Gene Kelly was built like a linebacker more than a dancer, so...

...if Evans can learn to dance that could be brilliant.
Evans is also about 4 or 5 inches taller than Kelly was, but I guess we've seen worse cast for biopics. But you're right, as dancers go, Gene Kelly was pretty ripped.
The following users liked this post:
Dr. DVD (01-09-22)
Old 01-06-22, 10:41 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Relocated to Bot-Hell
Posts: 11,819
Received 239 Likes on 175 Posts
Re: Untitled Chris Evans as Gene Kelly Film

As long as he works in "I can do this all day!" I'm in

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.