Chris Evans, who spent a good bit of time in Atlanta filming “Captain America: Civil War” in Atlanta earlier this year (and who has a nice singing voice, as the video above proves!) is back in Georgia working on the movie “Gifted.”
The project will film in Savannah and Tybee Island.
According to Fox Searchlight Pictures Evans plays Frank Adler, a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary (played by Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
“I’m psyched to be working with this awesome cast that has come on board to make this beautiful film with me,” said Fox Searchlight Pictures President of Production Claudia Lewis. “Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer and Mckenna Grace are a wonderful rich ensemble that is both hilarious and sincere.”
Marc Webb is directing from an original screenplay by Tom Flynn. Karen Lunder and Andy Cohen are producing. Executive Vice President of Production David Greenbaum and Director of Production Taylor Freidman are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures. The director of photography is Stuart Dryburgh, the production designer is Laura Fox, the costume designer is Abby O’Sullivan, the casting director is David Rubin and the editor is Bill Pankow. The executive producers are Molly Allen, Glen Basner and Ben Browning.