Category: Projects

2022 Jul 18

Chris Attends The Gray Man LA Premiere

Chris Attends The Gray Man LA Premiere

I would like to apologize for the lateness on these photos being added to the gallery so late. Last Tuesday (July 12th), my mother passed away and I took some time away from fan-site work and had been working non-stop at my new job at T-Mobile. I’ve managed to add 100+ photos of Chris attending The Gray Man premiere in L.A.

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2022 Jul 05

Evans to Join Emily Blunt in Netflix’s ‘Pain Hustlers’

Evans to Join Emily Blunt in Netflix’s ‘Pain Hustlers’

Chris Evans is set to co-star opposite Emily Blunt in Netflix’s Pain Hustlers, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Evans is best known as being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America since 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, but is branching out in Hollywood after putting his superhero cap aside.

Netflix nabbed the Pain Hustlers feature package at Cannes, with Blunt starring and David Yates behind the project as director. Yates described the movie as being in the vein of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short, with Blunt playing a high-school dropout who lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida.

Liza’s charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences. Wells Tower is behind the screenplay for Pain Hustlers, which is being produced by Lawrence Grey through his Grey Matter Productions banner, along with Yates and Yvonne Walcott’s Wychwood Pictures.

Filming is set to start in August. CAA Media Finance and The Veterans shopped Pain Hustlers at Cannes. Deadline Hollywood was the first to report on Evans joining the project.

Evans is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

2022 Jul 04

‘Moon Knight’ Writers Wanted Chris Evans to Return as Elderly Captain America, ‘Bummer’ It Didn’t Happen

‘Moon Knight’ Writers Wanted Chris Evans to Return as Elderly Captain America, ‘Bummer’ It Didn’t Happen

With the snap of a Kevin Feige’s finger, “Avengers: Endgame” might not have been the end of Chris Evans as Captain America.

Disney+ series “Moon Knight” was set to include a possible series of cameos, including Evans reprising his famed, decade-long role as Steven Rogers. “Moon Knight” writer Jeremy Slater revealed to Discussing Film that the Oscar Isaac-led Marvel installment was prime for other MCU appearances, but ultimately the series opted to stand more on its “own two feet” in the canon.

“There were definitely different times in the writing process where we talked about cameos because cameos are one of the most fun things to discuss in a writer’s room,” Slater said, reflecting on the series. “What happens if we try to get Chris Evans back as old Captain America? You know, you sit there and play that ‘what if’ game among your writers.”

The main cameos that were “seriously discussed,” however, included Kit Harrington’s “Eternals” character Dane Whitman, aka Black Knight, due to the inherent overlap with Isaac’s Steven Grant (both work at the same museum). Other “Eternals” stars Kumail Nanjiani and Lauren Ridloff were also possible cameos for “Moon Knight” to show the original fall of Ammit and the death of Alexander the Great in a flashback sequence.

Ultimately, though, Feige encouraged production against it.

“Kevin comes to us and says, ‘You know what, guys? I know everyone loves the cameos. Everyone gets excited about it. But I really think your story is standing on its own two feet right now,’” Slater shared. “We really let [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] be our guiding light for a lot of these creative decisions because he has such a good gut instinct for it.”

Slater added, “It almost feels like shoehorning in an unnecessary cameo. Suddenly War Machine happens to be visiting Cairo at that time or something like that. It feels like it would have just jerked out of the story and really taken the focus away from the character journey that we were on between Marc and Steven. So it’s a little bit of a bummer because I like to play with all the toys in that sandbox, and I was like, give me Doctor Strange [and] Spider-Man. But at the same time, you recognize that it’s the right creative decision.”

The “Moon Knight” screenwriter also pointed to budget as an issue, saying, “‘Oh, if we’re spending [x] millions of dollars to recreate Ancient Egypt and get a lot of movie stars in here, then that’s that same amount of money coming out of our budget for the big Episode 6 fight or the stuff in the Egyptian Underworld.’ You then finally say, ‘Our money would be better spent making ‘Moon Knight’ as cool as possible versus spending that money to bring in another character and let them be cool.’ So part of it was being practical.”

As for any chance Evans might return as Cap, the “Gray Man” star said he is hanging up his shield for good…for now.

“Cap is so precious to me,” Evans said. “I almost don’t want to disrupt what a beautiful experience that was.”

2022 Jun 14

Chris Attends Lightyear UK Premiere

Chris Attends Lightyear UK Premiere

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2022 Jun 11

Chris Attends LA Premiere of ‘LightYear’

Chris Attends LA Premiere of ‘LightYear’

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2022 May 24

The Gray Man Trailer Debut

Ryan Gosling is THE GRAY MAN and Chris Evans is his psychopathic adversary in the Netflix/AGBO spy thriller directed by Anthony and Joe Russo – available globally July 22 on Netflix.

2022 May 01

‘The Gray Man’ gets a Release Date

‘The Gray Man’ gets a Release Date

As Netflix continues its push into potential franchise fare, we’re getting our first look at the Russo Brothers’ big-budget espionage thriller The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. The film based on Mark Greaney’s 10-book series will hit theaters on July 15 and start streaming on Netflix a week later.

A 007-type actioner that cost costing upward of $200 million — Netflix’s biggest-budget film ever — it stars Gosling as Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, a freelance assassin and former CIA operative who is hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA.

Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Julia Butters, Eme Ikwuakor and Scott Haze also star in the pic written by Avengers: Endgame‘s Joe and Anthony Russo, who also direct along with Stephen McFeely.

Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca and Chris Castaldi produced The Gray Man, with Patrick Newall, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Jake Aust, Angela Russo-Otstot, Geoff Haley, Zack Roth, and Palak Patel serving as exec producers.

The pic scored California production tax credits in August 2020 but had to delay production four months later amid a Covid surge. But now it’s ready for action.

2022 Apr 24

Lightyear Producer Explains Why Chris Evans Replaced Tim Allen As Buzz

Lightyear Producer Explains Why Chris Evans Replaced Tim Allen As Buzz

Producer Gayln Susman reveals why Chris Evans was cast as the iconic Buzz instead of Tim Allen in Pixar’s highly-anticipated Lightyear film. Susman also admits that perhaps the reason Chris Evans is so committed to his Buzz Lightyear movie role might be because he knows he has some pretty big shoes to fill, with lots of pressure being directed his way as well.

Lightyear is the latest installment in the Toy Story franchise. It also serves as both a prequel and spinoff to the beloved Pixar movies. The film is set to explore the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, which will serve as the inspiration for Allen’s famous version in the Toy Story universe. Throughout Lightyear, Buzz and a large group of Star Command workers ended up landing on an alien planet. The clan struggles to escape, due to the fact that their hyperspace fuel has been depleted and all their efforts to restore its energy remain futile. Evans stars as the main lead in the upcoming film, alongside Dale Soules, Taika Waititi, Peter Sohn, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Although the film was announced in late 2020, Lightyear has actually been in development for roughly 6 years now. The Toy Story prequel first got its wings after the release of 2016’s Finding Dory, when the sequel’s co-director, Angus MacLane ended up pitching his concept to Pixar.

MacLane had big dreams of Lightyear being his first solo feature film and marking his directorial debut. Lucky for MacLane, some dreams do come true and Pixar immediately adored his vision. As the film’s release date inches closer and closer, Screen Rant had the opportunity to attend the first-look presentation for Lightyear, which takes a deep dive into the Toy Story spin-off. While discussing the outstanding cast for the film, producer Susman shared just how dedicated and hard-working Evans was in order to make sure he held up to the high standard of the hero he is portraying. She also revealed the reasons the creative team behind the film ultimately felt as though they needed a fresh, new actor to play young Buzz, and why Evans was definitely the man for the job.

“We needed a new voice for Buzz. He needed to have a nice, rich sound, able to be both dramatic and comedic – and most importantly, he needed to be heroic without coming off as arrogant or dense. That’s a tall order, and we immediately knew we had to ask Chris,” Susman stated. “What we didn’t know is that he is a huge animation fan, and would bring the love and passion into the project as well as his myriad acting talents. He even appeared in animation dailies and gave the team a pep talk. It’s really been a wonderful collaboration, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Evans’ casting originally did spark some controversy and criticism amongst long-term fans who believed that Pixar seemingly was writing original star, Allen, completely off. Yet, this is a younger version of Buzz Lightyear that has never been seen before, and therefore the logical rationale to cast someone new who can achieve and bring that new spark to the forefront is valid. Plus, it seems as though Susman has nothing but faith and confidence that Evans was meant to play this role and will do it justice.

Lightyear is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 17, 2022.