The once and future Captain America, Chris Evans
will conquer the heart of one woman played by one of the sexiest, most talented yet underused actresses, Michelle Monaghan
The duo will reportedly co-star in A Many Splintered Thing
, an offbeat film, which is described as Amelie meets (500) Days of Summer.
An ‘anti-romantic comedy’ has started pre-production with McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision and Voltage Pictures and will begin production October 26.
Evans plays a guy who has been disillusioned by love, who meets a breathtaking young woman (Monaghan) at a charity dinner. He pretends to be a philanthropist in order to meet her, but it turns out that she’s engaged to a guy who doesn’t like her going on dates. But the guy loves a challenge and egged on by his eclectic friends, he decides to settle for keeping their relationship platonic as he tries to conquer her heart. Oh, boy.
The film which marks Evans first film as executive producer will be directed by newcomer Jim Reardon
from the Black List screenplay by Chris Shafer
and Paul Vicknair
that was also a 2011 Nicholl Fellowship Finalist.
Evans who will next be seen in the crime drama The Iceman has recently wrapped a sci-fi/action/drama Snowpiercer and will return in Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014.
Monaghan also has a number of films coming up, including Better Living Through Chemistry, Still of the Night and The Coup.