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Chris Evans signs on to anti-romantic comedy ‘A Many Splintered Thing’

By Luis Vargas,
‘Captain America’ star branches out from superhero roles

Chris Evans takes a step out of action movies to do what is being described as an “anti-romantic comedy.” Several other stars ranging from different backgrounds are on board as well.

According to the UK Press Association Evans has signed on as a executive producer and will star in the film as well.

Deadline described the plot as a young man (Evans) who falls in love with a beautiful woman (played by Michelle Monaghan) at a charity event while pretending to be a philanthropist. Unfortunately, this woman is engaged to be married, but Evans’ character fakes a platonic relationship just so he could keep seeing her.

Topher Grace has also signed on to play Evans’ best friend in the film. Collider reported that Aubrey Plaza, Anthony Mackie, Phillip Baker Hall and Giovanni Risbisi are in talks to join the project. Not much is known about whom they will play.

Mackie and Plaza currently have a film in theaters called 10 Year about a high school reunion. Plaza has also worked with Evans before on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. October 26 is when production begins for director Justin Reardon.

 
 

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