Must Watch: First Trailer for Marc Webb's 'Gifted' Starring Chris Evans
Fox Searchlight has released a trailer for a film titled Gifted, the latest from director Marc Webb, known for The Amazing Spider-Man and 500 Days of Summer. It stars Chris Evans as a single man helping raise his niece, a "spirited" young girl who has impressive abilities in math. Mckenna Grace plays Mary, and the cast includes some other fantastic people - Jenny Slate as her teacher, plus Octavia Spencer as Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend, along with Lindsay Duncan as her grandmother. The main conflict comes from the debate over how her education should proceed. This looks like a strong return-to-form for Marc Webb, after two big Spidey movies, and I'm hoping it's as charming as this trailer promises it will be.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Marc Webb's Gifted, direct from Fox Searchlight's YouTube:
Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well. Gifted is directed by filmmaker Marc Webb, of 500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, and some music videos previously. The screenplay is written by Tom Flynn. Fox Searchlight will release Gifted in theaters starting April 12th, 2017 next spring.