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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Now, you are free... // Very happy Webb freed himself of the Spiderman franchise. I remember being so excited when he initially got the job, but it was just too much.
DAVIDPD on Nov 1, 2016
Great trailer. Good to see Marc Webb go back to his roots. I never thought the big budget super hero movies matched his style. I always thought the quieter stuff with Peter and Gwen were the best parts of the Spiderman movies.
josh0909 on Nov 1, 2016
Jenny Slate I've liked since Crystal Fairy, Octavia Spencer is god too.
Carpola on Nov 1, 2016
Looks pretty powerful. Glad Webb got out of...THE WEB...HA! Thanks folks! I'll be here all night =/
RAW_D on Nov 1, 2016
This is the kind of love stories I like watching.
tarek on Nov 1, 2016
My heart says....YES.
Xerxexx on Nov 1, 2016
How will Captain America get out of this one? It's hard to know, but it definitely will have some heart in it ...
shiboleth on Nov 1, 2016
I can't watch Jenny Slate without thinking of Parks and Recreation
Hugo Swanepoel on Nov 1, 2016
Very conflicted here. Love Mark Webb's non-superhero films, but I truly can't stomach pretentious child actors or characters.
Movie Bear on Nov 2, 2016
Kept waiting for the line, "Sorry Mary, but Capt. America's gotta go to work!" Left disappointed.
backwardsprogress on Nov 3, 2016
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