EXCLUSIVE: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 helmer Marc Webb has locked as his next film Gifted at Fox Searchlight. Chris Evans has been set to star in the Tom Flynn-scripted drama, which focuses on a man who sues for custody of his gifted niece. While that film will come first, with production to begin in the fall, there is also movement on The Only Living Boy In New York, the Allan Loeb-scripted film. Loeb’s script made the Black List. Evans is currently shooting Captain America: Civil War, the film that unveils the new Spider-Man, first time for a Marvel Studios film.
The second picture, to which Miles Teller was already attached, is moving from Fox Searchlight to Fox 2000, and discussions are underway with Jeff Bridges and Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike to round out an unusual romantic triangle for a film that would shoot next year. Teller is attached to play a recent college grad who learns that his overbearing father is having an affair. The son tries to stop it, only to become involved with the woman as well. With advice from a questionable quirky neighbor, the young man learns about love. Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa are producing, with John Fogel executive producer.
FilmNation, Grade A Entertainment’s Andy Cohen and Karen Lunder are producing Gifted.
Webb, whose breakout film was (500) Days Of Summer before helming the two Spidey films, has busied himself in television and directed the pilot of Limitless, the CBS fall series transfer of the 2011 hit film that starred Bradley Cooper. Webb’s repped by CAA and Anonymous Content; Evans by CAA and 3 Arts; Bridges by CAA and MGMT Entertainment; Pike is CAA, United Agents and Magnolia Entertainment; and Teller is CAA. Flynn is repped by Original Artists and Shelley Surpin.