Marvel's Chris Evans to have Knives Out reunion on next movie

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Marvel's Chris Evans to have Knives Out reunion on next movie

Knives Out trio Chris Evans, Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman are collaborating on a new movie project.

According to Deadline, Evans is circling the role of Gene Kelly – the legendary actor who gave us one of Hollywood's most iconic sequences as Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain.

Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

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The story itself, conceived by Evans, centres on a 12-year-old boy working on the MGM lot in 1952, where he conjures up an imagined friendship with Kelly.

Johnson and Bergman's T-Street Productions is behind this one, while John Logan (creator of Penny Dreadful as well as writer of Gladiator) will write the script.

Given the calibre of talent involved, you'd assume studios would be clamouring to land their untitled movie, but at the time of writing none are attached.

Photo credit: Silver Screen Collection - Getty Images
Photo credit: Silver Screen Collection - Getty Images

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Switching back to the treacherous universe of Knives Out, upcoming sequel star Dave Bautista previously revealed why he thinks the next entry is superior to the original.

"I'm always afraid to say that because I don't want anybody to get offended saying that we're going to be better, but I really do think this. I think the characters are just so much more colourful. I think people are really going to dig this. The characters are just so great. They're so different.

"Everybody's cast so well. I was working with a couple of my castmates and was mesmerised by their performances and just how well they've adapted into these characters. I think the characters in this are even more quirky than the first one," he teased.

Knives Out is available to rent or buy now on DVD, Blu-ray or as a digital download – and a sequel is on the way for Netflix.

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