If the plotline for Chris Evans’ directorial debut, 1:30 Train, sounds just a bit familiar to you, you’re not alone. After all, the old “strangers on a [insert mode of public transportation here] who fall in love but only have a limited amount of time” tale is one as old as, well, public transportation itself.
Evans has long been set to also star in the indie film, which has been scripted by Ron Bass and reportedly centers on “two people who meet in a train station and share a night of romantic adventures before the woman must catch the next train back to New York.” Paging Before Sunrise. Evans’ character is described as “a down-on-his-luck saxophone player,” so here’s hoping he’s also a busker at a train station, simply so we can add a smidge of Once to this cinematic stew.
The Wrap reports that Evans has now locked down his train-lovely leading lady, as Star Trek Into Darkness starlet Alice Eve is set to play the other half of this limited service love story. (Yes, Eve will now be famous for starring alongside Hollywood’s dueling young Chrises – Evans and Pine.) We don’t know much about Eve’s character, beyond the fact that she will play someone who is in need of some kind of assistance that Evans’ character delivers. Oh, and yes, they’ll fall in love before she has to hop a train back to New York. Do you think she’ll stay? Also, where do you think this train station is located? We’re betting no one is using cross-country train travel for this one, so it’s feasible that sax-playing Evans won’t be stuck in a state far from his new lady love. Wait, what’s the dramatic conflict here again? Right, trains.
In any case, 1:30 Train is set to be Evans’ next picture, and he will film it before jumping back into the Marvel fray with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Interested to see what the actor can do behind the camera in his directorial debut?
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