At the beginning of last month, Chris Evans signed up for Justin Reardon’s comedy A Many Splintered Thing, and now he’s got some company as Variety reports that Topher Grave, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Giovanni Ribisi, and Philip Baker Hall are all in talks to join.
Chris Evans is set to star as a man who meets an engaged woman (Michelle Monaghan), just as he is becoming disillusioned with the prospect of love. He starts a platonic relationship with the woman, in hopes of trying to win her over, despite her relationship status. No details have been given for the new cast members, except for Topher Grace, who will be Evans’ best friend.
Commercials director Justin Reardon will direct from a screenplay by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair, which landed on the 2011 Black List. Shooting is scheduled to begin later this month.