‘Gifted’ Trailer : Chris Evans Fights Custody Battle For Child Prodigy

Fox Searchlight has released the forst trailer for Gifted. The film follows Frank Adler played by Captain America Chris Evans who is living in a small town with his niece. What most don’t know that the little girl is exceptionally brilliant in high level math (something elusive to most of us humans). When the little girl’s grandmother finds out about her talent, she immediately begins a legal battle with Frank for the child’s custody.

The story feels like a mix between the Matt Damon starrer Good Will Hunting with a child custody twist from Kramer vs Kramer. Overall the trailer is beautiful and heartwarming, sometimes feeling like a Hallmark card but not at all forced.

We haven’t seen much from Chris Evans outside the MCU from a long time. He made his directorial debut with Before We Go in 2014 showcasing  his telent in Hollywood and looks like he’ll be giving another very earnest performance in Gifted.

The film is Marc Webb. This will be the first cinematic outing for the director since The Amazing Spiderman 2. Webb had also previously directed The Amazing Spiderman and the romantic flick 500 Days of Summer.

Watch the trailer for the film here :

Video Courtesy : FoxSearchlight via YouTube

The film also stars Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, and Octavia Spencer.

Gifted is scheduled to release on April 12, 2017.

Read the official plot synopsis for the film below :

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

Gifted (2017) Poster

Mckenna Grace as “Mary Adler” and Chris Evans as “Frank Adler” in the film GIFTED. Photo by Wilson Webb
Image via Fox Searchlight

Kenneth Sequeira

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