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Chris Evans joins Neill Blomkamp’s disaster thriller Greenland

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Story by Jack Foley

CHRIS Evans will lead blockbuster director Neill Blomkamp’s next film, Greenland.

The film follows one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.

Sébastien Raybaud, CEO of co-financer Anton, commented: “When we read Greenland, we knew it was exactly the sort of film we wanted to make as we build the Anton brand – smart, character-driven genre with action and heart. We are very excited to work alongside our friends at STX with such exceptional talent as Neill Blomkamp, Chris Evans and Basil Iwanyk.”

David Kosse, President of STXinternational, added: “Greenland is the kind of highly commercial genre fare that sees Neill Blomkamp doing what he does best: delivering a smart, fresh, high concept narrative in a world we can easily recognise.

“We were immediately attracted to this talent-driven, wide release, theatrical title that is so distinctive of the STX brand. Working alongside Neill, Thunder Road, Riverstone and Anton to bring this to the marketplace is a tremendous opportunity.”

Director Blomkamp shot to international acclaim as the co-writer and director of the critically lauded and financially successful science fiction film District 9, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

His following films, Elysium starring Matt Damon and Chappie starring Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel, made over $388 million cumulatively at the worldwide box-office.

Chris Evans became an international superstar as Marvel Comics’ Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the three Evans-led Captain America films grossing over $2 billion worldwide.

Expanding his creative range, Evans made his directorial debut with the drama film Before We Go released by Radius. He is upcoming in Gideon Raff’s The Red Sea Diving Resort, also represented by STXinternational, and is currently on Broadway in Lobby Hero, where he has garnered universal critical acclaim.

Principal photography on Greenland is set for winter 2018.