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Chris Evans warms to ‘Snow Piercer’

'Captain America' thesp returns to indie route

Chris Evans is setting down the shield for a moment, as the “Captain America” thesp is in negotiations to star in the indie “Snow Piercer” from “The Host” helmer Bong Joon-ho.

Joon-ho also wrote the script with Park Chan-wook, director of the original Korean cult classic “Oldboy,” producing. Set in a world covered in snow and ice, the story follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist.

Chan-wook is producing through Moho Films. Production is expected to start in March, though no distribution is yet in place.

Chan-wook just wrapped production on his domestic directorial debut “Stoker” with Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode.

“Snow Piercer” also marks Joon-ho’s domestic directorial debut and he is already drawing the attention of handful of top-tier Hollywood talent.

As for Evans, the “Captain America” star is still striving for balance in the projects he chooses and has thus far avoided stereotyping himself as just an action star. Though he can be seen next in Marvel’s “The Avengers,” Evans is currently filming the indie “The Ice Man” about famous mob hitman Richard Kuklinski and was also just seen in the drama “Puncture.”

Evans is repped by CAA and 3 Arts.

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