Chris Evans is set to “sing in the rain” and take on the role of the legendary actor and dancer Gene Kelly.
The currently untitled film – an original idea of Evans’ – is set to follow a 12-year-old boy who works on the MGM Lot in the 1950s and finds an imaginary friend in Kelly while working on his newest film.
John Logan will produce the feature alongside Evans, Logan will also pen the script. Evans will also reteam with the ‘Knives out’ director Rhian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman who will also serve as producers.
Evans current list of upcoming projects includes the animated film ‘Lightyear,’ in which he voices iconic ‘Toy Story’ character Buzz Lightyear. He is also starring in ‘The Gray Man,’ the Russo Brothers’ latest directorial effort about a former CIA agent-turned-fugitive (Ryan Gosling) who is hunted down by his former colleague (Evans). Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Michael Gandolfini, Regé-Jean Page and Billy Bob Thornton round out the film’s cast.