According to Deadline, Chris Evans (Avengers, Defending Jacob) will star opposite Dwayne Johnson in an upcoming holiday event film from Amazon Studios.
The film, currently titled Red One, has prospects to shoot this year and is slated for a 2023 holiday release. The premise follows a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy that imagines a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre. Specific plots details are being kept under wraps for now.
The project is inspired by an original story by Seven Bucks Productions’ President of Production Hiram Garcia. Amazon Studios landed it after a competitive bidding war last year. Jake Kasdan (Jumanji) directs a screenplay written by Seven Bucks Productions’ frequent collaborator Chris Morgan. Morgan worked with them on titles such as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, The Fate of the Furious, Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, and Fast Five.
Johnson announced his involvement with the film back in June. He will reunite with Kasdan and his collaborators at Seven Bucks after their blockbuster successes with Sony’s Jumanji films Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and The Next Level (2019), which have collectively grossed $1.7 billion worldwide.
Johnson and Evans both appeared in Shawn Levy’s 2021 comedy Free Guy for Disney. Red One is the first film they will lead together.