By Will Ashton
I’m always interested when actors direct.
They don’t always succeed of course. Not everyone can be Clint Eastwood. But, sometimes, you’ll find some actors have hidden talents behind the camera. Like, most recently, Ben Affleck and, if what I’ve heard is true, Joseph Gordon Levitt in Don Jon.
Now, Chris Evans is the next actors who has gotten bit by the directing bug. There’s no way for sure to say that he’ll be the next Clint Eastwood or Ben Affleck, but he’s going to try anyway. Evans is now set to star and direct the movie 1:30 Train.
Having been compared to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, which is always a good thing in my book, the film, written by Ronald Bass (Rain Man), follows “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.”
Evans will be starring as one of the strangers, and will also produce the film alongside McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision studio, who is financing the film. Evans grew close to the producing company when he recently worked with them on the upcoming film, A Many Splintered Thing.
Evans, according to Deadline, has been attached to this project before with other directors, but liked the script enough that, when the chance arose, he would make it his directorial debut. He’s planning to make it between his duties as Captain America, as production will begin after he finishes Captain America: The Winter Solider and before he has to make The Avengers: Age of Ultron next year.