AceShowbiz - Chris Evans is reportedly in talks for "Pain Hustlers". In the Netflix Original Movie, which is being directed and produced by David Yates after the streaming service secured the feature package at the recent Cannes Film Festival, the "Captain America" star is set to join Emily Blunt.
According to Deadline, the movie is inspired by "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Big Short". It will bring to life Liza (Blunt), a high school dropout trying to revive a struggling pharmaceutical start-up based in a ageing strip mall in Central Florida.
In a screenplay written by Wells Tower, the flick will see Emily's character drive the firm to the upper echelons of society and into a criminal conspiracy with fatal outcomes. Set to start filming in August, the movieis being brought to life by producers at Lawrence Grey's Grey Matter Productions and the director and Yvonne Walcott's Wychwood Pictures.
That aside, Tom Hanks, who voiced Woody in the Pixar "Toy Story" franchise, recently questioned Chris Evans' voicing Buzz Lightyear in the character's 2022 origin story, "Lightyear" instead of Tim Allen. Allen, who has come under fire for voicing pro-Donald Trump opinions, was the first to take on the role.
In the recent interview, Hanks claimed that he didn't "understand" why they didn't initially offer it the to the former "Home Improvement" star. The 65-year-old actor said, "Actually, I wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen and then they didn't let Tim Allen do it. I don't understand that."
"Here's the thing -just as long as people come back to the motion picture theatre. I want to go back in the theatre with a bunch of strangers and leave with something in common," he added. "That's what I want to do and, going to see a movie with him (Allen) - I'm looking forward to that."