Chris Evans is “dying” about legendary actor Gene Kelly to get his project off the ground, but if or when he does, Evans knows he’s got a lot of work ahead of him.
The 40-year-old actor spoke with ET’s Matt Cohen at press day for his new Disney Pixar film, light yearon Thursday at Beverly Hills Four Seasons, and he offered up some details about the project that’s really got his juices flowing.
“God, I’m dying to get that thing on his feet, no pun intended,” he tells ET. “I love dancing, tap dancing. I love, love, love Gene Kelly. It’s not a biopic by any means. It’s kind of a voice, a kind of fictional interpretation of Gene Kelly But it is something that will require a lot of work.”
Evans said, “It’s not something you can just say, ‘Yeah, dust off the tap shoe and dive in. This is something that will take months and months to complete and it will ensure that I do it justice. But I can’t think of anything more exciting than this.”
Earlier this year there were reports that knives out The project was originally conceived by Starr. At the time, the untitled film had yet to have a studio attached. According to time limitThe film is about a 12-year-old boy who works on the MGM lot in 1952, and forms an imaginary friendship with Kelly, who is working on his next film.
Kelly, of course, is a great actor known for classics like singing in the rain, an American in Paris And over the city, The Pittsburgh native, who died in 1996, is credited with introducing ballet to film audiences and changing Hollywood musicals. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1992 and is ranked 15th American Film InstituteList of Greatest Male American Screen Legends. (Humphrey Bogart is the first.)
Evans is reportedly set to do a Kelly project with Mark Kassen. Three-time Oscar nominee John Logan will produce and write the screenplay. Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman, who worked with Evans knives outhas also signed on to the project through its T-Street Productions.
Meanwhile, Evans is busy with promotional tours. light year, which opens in theaters on June 17. Earlier this week, he penned Buzz’s most famous line — “To Infinity and Beyond!” – Admitting this was really “nerve-racking”.
“Because it’s something we all know from someone else,” Evans said, referring to the distribution of Tim Allen’s line as Buzz Lightyear toy story Voting. “So that’s big shoes to fill and you want to put your own interpretation on it, but you also have to make sure you pay tribute to what we all know and what we all love.”
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