Chris Evans may be gearing up to don the red, white and blue again for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which starts shooting in January, but he’s still looking to projects outside the Marvel universe, and has signed up for the ‘anti romantic-comedy’, A Many Splintered Thing.
Michelle Monaghan have has also signed up for the film, which Deadline describes as a being in the vein of Amelie and (500) Days of Summer. The story follows a young man (Evans) who falls in love with an engaged woman (Monaghan) while pretending to be a philanthropist at a charity dinner. Not letting her beau stand in his way and encouraged by his friends, the man feigns a platonic relationship in order to keep seeing her as he tries to conquer her heart.
Justin Reardon is set to direct based on the Black Listed script by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair. It isn’t clear when it might shoot.