Deadline has reported today that Chris Evans (Captain America, Fantastic Four) is the latest actor in talks to join Stephen King’s adaptation of his short story, The Ten O’Clock People. Directed by Tom Holland (Fright Night), production is due to start in Atlanta later this year.
If he were to take the role, Evans would play Pearson, a business man trying to quit smoking for health reasons by taking a new drug. He realises that those who attempt to quit like him have an ability to see things, particularly people in positions of power living among us in society, such as the police, politicians and even the Vice-President of the United States who are in fact monsters disguised as people.
However, Evans has a pretty full schedule of films coming up, including Joon-ho Bong’s sci fi drama Snowpiercer, Justin Reardon’s romantic comedy A Many Splintered Thing, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, all due in the next year. Not to mention talks of Avengers 2!!
The short story originally appeared in King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes.
More on this as it comes.