Chris Evans To Join Daniel Craig In Rian Johnson’s Red-Hot Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’

EXCLUSIVE: As one door seemingly closes, another looks to be opening. I understand from sources that Captain America star Chris Evans is joining Daniel Craig in Rian Johnson’s red-hot murder mystery movie Knives Out.

The casting bolsters the project’s status as one of the hottest in the works at the moment and follows MRC’s big money deal for it out of Toronto. As we previously broke, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Johnson, who wrote the script and is producing with partner Ram Bergman, will make the movie before directing a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe.

Plot details on the film are largely being kept under wraps but the pic will likely shoot this year, meaning Craig will shoot it before Bond 25. It is understood to be a modern day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style.

The project is timely for Evans on the day that speculation is in overdrive about him hanging up his Captain America shield after playing the Marvel stalwart since 2011. Anthony and Joe Russo’s latest installment in the Avengers franchise will hit next year. The in-demand actor also has thriller The Red Sea Diving Resort coming up and he was set for Neill Blomkamp’s Greenland during Cannes. Knives Out is expected to be his next movie.

Evans is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Meyer & Downs.

Did Chris Evans just spoil ‘Avengers 4’ by tweeting his farewell to Captain America?

Chris Evans seems to be hanging up his shield and saying farewell to his role as Captain America.

Evans, who has played Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, since the 2011 movie “Captain America: The First Avenger,” tweeted an emotional message on Thursday about signing off from the upcoming “Avengers” movie.

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4,” Evans tweeted. “It was an emotional day to say the least.”

“Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor,” he continued. “To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

The 37-year-old Evans went on the play the character in “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Evans has been hinting for years that “Avengers 4” would be his last appearance in the role.

“The passing of time and the passing of torches is part of the experience. Nothing lasts forever,” he told USA TODAY in 2017. “I’ve had a great run. … However they want to proceed after ‘Avengers 4,’ it’s really up to them. I walk away with no regrets and endlessly thankful.”

Earlier this year, Evans told USA TODAY that he’d be a part of reshoots for the next “Avengers” movie but revealed no plans for Cap beyond that.

Leaving the Marvel movies “is going to be one of the hardest things I’ve done,” he said while promoting “Avengers: Infinity War.” “It’s all those feelings of graduating high school or college or just the passage of time. (Like) when you leave an apartment that you’ve lived in for a long time.”

He anticipated that he would be “a little bit of a basket case” on the final day of filming. “It’s going to be really, really, really hard to know it’s the last time you’re putting the suit on.”

USA TODAY has reached out to Evans’ representatives for comment to confirm whether this is his final appearance as Captain America.

Chris joins Tom Holland in ‘The Devil All the Time’

EXCLUSIVE: Christine and Simon Killer director Antonio Campos has set up his next film just in time to be a hot Toronto sales package. Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Chris Evans and Tracy Letts are in talks to star in The Devil All the Time. The pic is an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel that Campos and Paulo Campos penned. Antonio Campos will direct. The film will be produced by Randall Poster, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Ninestories Productions. Production is set to get underway in February 2019.

The novel’s plot: In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country – a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, our protagonist Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. His son Arvin (Holland) is growing from a kid bullied at school into a man who knows when to take action. The cast of characters includes a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher and a corrupt local sheriff (Evans) in a story told across two decades.

The Devil All the Time now joins other film projects on the burner for Campos, who has signed on to rewrite and direct the Fox Searchlight horror film Splitfoot, and is aboard to direct a prequel to The Omen for 20th Century Fox.

Campos is coming off last year’s critical hit Christine, and has been busy on the TV side of late, directing and executive producing USA’s The Sinner starring Jessica Biel. As a producer, his credits include Martha Macy May Marlene, James White, The Eyes of My Mother and Piercing.

Endeavor Content is raising the financing and will broker distribution.

Chris Appearing on ‘Jay Leno Garage’ Screencaptures Added

Yesterday, Chris appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage and show Jay the car that Robert Downey Jr gave him. Enjoy the HD screencaptures from the episode.

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‘Avenger: Infinity War’ HD Screencaptures Added

We are the first fan-site of Chris Evans that have added HD Screencaptures of Chris as Captain America. I’ve managed to add 320 HD ccreencaptures for your viewing pleasure!

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Additional ‘Avengers Infinity War’ Production Stills Added

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Happy Birthday Chris!

Today is Chris’ 37th birthday today. We on behalf of ChrisEvansFiles.com / Christopher-Evans.net would like to wish Chris the best birthday ever and hope to see him on the big screen very soon! If you would like to, feel free to leave birthday wishes below.

Chris Evans to star in Neill Blomkamp disaster movie: Greenland

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a sexy project making its way into the market to liven up a Sunday. Avengers and Captain America franchise star Chris Evans has been set to lead disaster thriller Greenland, the latest from District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp. Fast-emerging outfit Anton is producing alongside Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk. Anton is co-financing with Riverstone Pictures. STXinternational is handling overseas distribution, presenting the project to buyers here, and will directly distribute in the UK and Ireland. CAA Media Finance arranged the financing and will rep domestic rights alongside Endeavor Content.

Details on Greenland’s plot are being kept close to the vest. It’s the story of a family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. Principal photography is set for the last quarter of 2018.

Anton’s Sébastien Raybaud and Harold van Lier are executive producing with Riverstone’s Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. Thunder Road developed the picture with Riverstone and UK financier Ingenious Media.

“When we read Greenland, we knew it was exactly the sort of film we wanted to make as we build the Anton brand — smart, character driven genre with action and heart. We are very excited to work alongside our friends at STX with such exceptional talent as Neill Blomkamp, Chris Evans and Basil Iwanyk,” says Raybaud, CEO of Anton.

David Kosse, President of STXinternational, adds, “Greenland is the kind of highly commercial genre fare that sees Neill Blomkamp doing what he does best: delivering a smart, fresh, high concept narrative in a world we can easily recognize. We were immediately attracted to this talent-driven, wide release, theatrical title that is so distinctive of the STX brand. Working alongside Neill, Thunder Road, Riverstone and Anton to bring this to the marketplace is a tremendous opportunity.”

Evans is currently on screens in Disney/Marvel juggernaut Avengers: Infinity War which has grossed over $1.4B worldwide and counting. Of late, he’s also been expanding his creative range, making his directorial debut with drama Before We Go and upcoming has Gideon Raff’s The Red Sea Diving Resort, which STXinternational is also repping. He’s also currently on Broadway with a critically lauded turn in Lobby Hero.

Blomkamp shot to international acclaim as the co-writer and director of the groundbreaking sci-fi pic District 9, for which he was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. His following films, Elysium starring Matt Damon and Chappie starring Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel, grossed over $388M combined.

Greenland is a hot project for the STXinternational slate which has blossomed since the division launched under Kosse in 2016. Upcoming releases include Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin (also co-financed by Ingenious) in June; and Mile 22 from director Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, and The Happytime Murders starring Melissa McCarthy, both in August.

Kosse says, “The recent reaction at CinemaCon to our current slate was a wonderful validation of the choices we make when investing in our films and filmmakers. There are only a handful of truly great films available for the international marketplace and STX is consistently managing to be a destination company for those films — both our own in-house productions and titles we represent. We came away from Cannes last year handling one of the most valuable titles in All the Money In The World and this year is looking equally rewarding.”

Anton has backed hits like the Paddington franchise and Shaun The Sheep, and is expanding rapidly into high-end TV dramas through its partnership with BBC Studio backing shows such as McMafia. It is also lead financing and selling Fireheart, the next animated project from the producers of Ballerina and Untouchables.

Evans is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment, Narrative PR and attorney Jason Sloane. Blomkamp is repped by WME and Gendler & Kelly.

Chris appearing on ‘Good Morning America’

Yesterday Chris Evans stopped by ‘Good Morning America’ and didn’t attend the Los Angeles Premiere due to his contract with his Broadway play. He talked about his Broadway show and of course Avengers. You can see screen captures below and watch the video as well. He also stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers which I’ll add when I can get it in decent quality.

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LIVE: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ L.A. Premiere

According to the site Average Socialite we could possibly see Chris Evans at the L.A. Premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. If that is the case, I’ll try and have up-to-date photos of him attending. If by any chance he is taking time out of Broadway to attend, we will update the photos tomorrow with all the Avengers press. You can view the video above for the live coverage of the Premiere.

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