Chris Evans will join Dwayne Johnson in an upcoming holiday event movie for Amazon Prime Video.
According to Deadline, the film, currently titled Red One, is scheduled to shoot this year. It’s a four-quadrant action-adventure comedy that travels the world, imagining a whole new universe to explore in the holiday genre. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
The project grew out of an original story by 7 Bucks Productions production president Hiram Garcia, which Amazon Studios landed after last year’s bidding war. Jack Kasdan (Jumanji series) is directed by frequent collaborator Chris Morgan of Seven Bucks Productions with whom they have worked on Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Fate of the Furious, “Fast and Furious 7”, “Fast and Furious” and other works 6, fast five.
Kasdan is producing with Melvin Mar and co-producer Sky Salem Robinson through his production company The Detective Agency, with Morgan for Chris Morgan Productions and Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia for Seven Bucks.
According to Deadline, Johnson announced back in June that he was involved in the game, which was scheduled to release in holiday 2023. While both Johnson and Evans will appear in Sean Leavis’ 2021 Disney comedy “Free Man,” “Red One” is the first movie the two will star together.
Evans is best known for his roles in the Marvel films Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man , as Steve Rogers (aka Super Soldier Captain America) in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. The actor will next star in Netflix’s Russo Brothers film “Grey,” and voice Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s origin story Lightyear, which opens in the US on June 17. He is also developing an untitled Gene Kelly project, which he will star in and produce, and will star in the upcoming Apple movie Ghosted.
Evans also recently starred in Adam McKay’s apocalyptic comedy Don’t Look Up for Netflix, and Mark Bumback’s Apple TV+ series In Defense of Jacob, which saw him portray an assistant DA, when His world falls apart when his son is charged with murder.