Chris Evans to Star in Marc Webb’s Drama ‘Gifted’

Chris Evans and Marc Webb are both taking a step back from the superhero universe.

Evans is set to star in Webb’s upcoming drama “Gifted” for Fox Searchlight. Tom Flynn penned the film, which follows a man who sues for custody of his gifted niece. “Gifted” — Webb’s first film since “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” — is expected to start shooting this fall.

Webb is also setting up “The Only Living Boy in New York,” starring Miles Teller, with Jeff Bridges and Rosamund Pike in talks to join.

Although Evans has made a name for himself as Captain America in the Marvel universe, the actor has been drawn to more dramatic roles lately. He recently starred and made his directorial debut in the Sundance drama “Before We Go” opposite Alice Eve. Evans also appeared in the critically raved sci-fi action pic “Snowpiercer.” He can be seen next reprising his role of Steve Rogers in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Evans is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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