Chris Evans to Direct Before Next Avengers Film


Chris Evans has a pretty packed schedule these days. He is starring in Joon-Ho Bong’s Snowpiercer and will be starring along Aubrey Plaza in the romantic comedy A Many Splintered Thing. In terms of Marvel duties, he has Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the next Avengers film, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. But before Evans gets the star-spangled outfit back on for The Avengers, he will be making his directorial debut.

Deadline has reported that Evans will make his feature directorial debut on 1:30 Train, a Ronald Bass-scripted film that will be funded by Wonderland Sound And Vision. Ronald Bass is an Academy Award wining writer that has a slew of films under his belt; including Rain Man, Dangerous Minds, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Snow Falling on Cedars.

Deadline writes:

The film is a romance in the vein of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, focusing on two strangers who meet in Manhattan and spend one night together as the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for their exploration of each other and themselves.

Comparisons to films like Before Sunrise can’t hurt, but how will Evans fare behind the camera?

1:30 Train is expected to be filmed this fall (U.S. season).