Armie Hammer and McKenna Grace will be starring in a live staged reading of Tom Flynn’s screenplay Gifted as part of Black List Live! on Saturday March 14, 7PM at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood.

giftedHammer will portray Frank Adler, a deliberate underachiever, who is raising his niece Mary, played by Grace, in rural Florida.  When he enrolls her in school for the first time, she is labeled as gifted. All Frank wants is for Mary to have a normal life, but standing in his way is her mother Evelyn, and the dilemma that he doesn’t have custody of Mary.

Grace is starring in Cinelou’s upcoming film Cook opposite Eddie Murphy and Blumhouse’s Amityville: The Awakening. Hammer is starring in Warner Bros. upcoming The Man From U.N.C.L.E. opening on Aug. 14.