Chris Evans in Talks to Play Gene Kelly in Film Produced by John Logan

Chris Evans is in talks to step into the shoes of legendary actor Gene Kelly in a developing film project produced by John Logan, The Hamden Journal has confirmed.

According to a source close to the project, the untitled film is based on Evans’ original idea in which a 12-year-old boy who works on the MGM Lot in the 1950s finds an imaginary friend in Kelly while working on his newest film.

Though a studio is not yet attached to the project, Evans is set to produce the film alongside Logan, who is also penning the script. Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T-Street Productions are set to serve as producers, as will Mark Kassen. Evans, Johnson and Bergman last worked together on 2019 box office darling “Knives Out.” Three-time Oscar nominee Logan is best known for writing Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd” and James Bond movie “Skyfall.”

Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the news about the film.

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