CHRIS EVANS (Steve Rogers/Captain America) will next be seen
in Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" opposite
Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Set in a world covered
in snow and ice, the film follows
a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist. The Weinstein Company is
scheduled to release the film later
Evans is currently in production on "1:30 Train," which marks his feature
directorial debut. Evans will also
produce and star in the film written by Ron Bass. The film is a romance focusing
on two strangers who meet in
Manhattan and spend one night together.
In Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Evans reprises his role as
the famed Marvel comic book
character, Steve Rogers, who in Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger"
transforms into Captain America
after volunteering for a top-secret research project in hopes of defending
America's ideals. The initial film
grossed over $370 million at the box office worldwide.
Evans also recently completed production on Justin Reardon's "A Many
Splintered Thing." Evans stars in the
comedy, which also marks his first time producing. The film tells the story of a
young man disillusioned by
love until he meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner who happens
to be engaged. Evans is
producing alongside Voltage's Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores and Wonderland's
McG and Mary Viola.
Evans was last seen in "Marvel's The Avengers" opposite Robert Downey Jr., Mark
Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth,
Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. Evans will begin production on the
sequel, Marvel's "Avengers: Age
of Ultron," in the spring of 2014.
In 2011, Evans starred in Adam and Mark Kassen's indie film "Puncture." In
the film, based on a true story,
Evans portrays a drug addict who becomes involved in a legal battle between a
safety-needle inventor and a
monopolizing medical supply corporation. Evans reprised the role of Johnny
Storm, aka The Human Torch, in
the 2007 summer action hit "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer," which had
him re-team with his original
"Fantastic Four" cast mates Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd.
His other film credits include Ariel Vromen's drama "The Iceman" opposite
Michael Shannon; Mark Mylod's
comedy "What's Your Number?" opposite Anna Faris; Edgar Wright's action comedy,
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the
World," opposite Michael Cera; Sylvain White's "The Losers," with Jeffrey Dean
Morgan and Zoe Saldana;
"Push" opposite Dakota Fanning; "Street Kings," with Keanu Reeves and Forest
Whitaker; and Danny Boyle's
critically acclaimed "Sunshine." Additional credits include "The Loss of a
Teardrop Diamond," "Cellular," "The
Perfect Score," "Fierce People" and the romantic drama "London." Evans' first
cinematic role was in the 2001
hit comedic spoof, "Not Another Teen Movie."
Raised in Massachusetts, Evans began his acting career in theater before
moving to New York where he studied
at the Lee Strasberg Institute.