Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan Create 'A Many Splintered Thing'

September 7, 2012

Chris Evans / Michelle Monaghan

Just because Chris Evans is Captain America, doesn't mean he won't take it easy with some lower key non-action roles. Recently Evans charmed Anna Faris in What's Your Number, but now he's going to have a rough relationship with Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III) in a film described as an anti-romantic comedy. Deadline says Evans and Monaghan will lead A Many Splintered Thing, a film in the same vein as (500) Days of Summer ("Remember, this is not a love story).  The story follows a man disillusioned by love who meets a young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist.

But rather than them falling in love, the guy (Evans) learns that she's engaged to another man, and that kind of precludes her from going out with him. But rather than giving up, he sees this as a challenge, and with the encouragement of his friends, tries to maintain a faux platonic relationship in order to keep seeing her as he tries to conquer her heart. What could possibly go wrong?

Fresh filmmaker Justin Reardon will direct the film which actually has Evans executive producing for the first time. Though it sounds like it could easily become an average romance despite the words used to describe it, what helps is that the screenplay from Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair was on the Black List. It should be a nice break for Evans between Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Avengers 2.

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