Chris Evans joins Dwayne Johnson in Amazon’s Red One
James R | On 25, Jan 2022
Chris Evans will star alongside Dwayne Johnson in Red One.
The Christmas film, which was first announced last summer, is based on an original story by Hiram Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions. A globe-trotting action-adventure comedy, it aims to kickstart a new universe to explore within the increasingly prolific and profitable Christmas movie genre.
It will be directed by Jake Kasdan, who previously directed Johnson in Jumanji (another Seven Brucs production) and will be written by Chris Morgan, whose CV includes the Fast & Furious franchise – and Johnson-starring spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.
Johnson, who has just starred in Netflix’s Red Notice, is on board as producer as well as star, with Hiram and Dany Garcia producing alongside Kasdan, Morgan, Melvin Mar and co-producer Sky Salem Robinson.
The project will film this year, which means you can expect it in time for Christmas 2023. In the meantime, Evans, like Johnson, is no stranger to streaming, having appeared in Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob, and will soon be seen in Apple TV+’s Ghosted.