Fox Searchlight has set a release date of April 12, 2017 for Marc Webb’s child prodigy drama Gifted, starring Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War) and newcomer Mckenna Grace. The film is currently in post-production.
Tom Flynn penned the script, which centers on a 7 year-old math genius (Grace) being raised by her single uncle (Evans) in a coastal town in Florida. Lindsay Duncan (Alice Through the Looking Glass) plays the girl’s imposing mother. Jenny Slate (Zootopia) plays the girl’s teacher who develops a close connection with Evans’ character. Re-teaming with Evans is Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (Allegiant) who plays Evans’ friend and landlord; the two worked together on Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer.
Karen Lunder and Andy Cohen are producing.