Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Charlie Hunnam In Line To Be King Arthur
Guy Ritchie's offered him a seat at the Round Table
Cory Goodman Writing Underworld Reboot
Beyond Kate and co?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
New Image For Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Joss Whedon on his bad guy, Hulkbuster and more
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Godzilla (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Some Velvet Morning (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Iceman (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Alice Eve Catches 1.30 Train
She's co-starring in Chris Evans' directing debut

22 October 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

You can't be a Human Torch or a Captain America all the time. Ditching the Steve Rogers superheroics temporarily, Chris Evans is about to make his directorial debut, with the indie drama 1:30 Train. He's also starring in the film, penned by veteran screenwriter Ron Bass (Rain Man), and he's now set to be joined by Alice Eve.

As the female lead, Eve's role will be that of a young woman rushing across New York to catch the titular train to Boston and, for reasons so far unspecified, reach home before her husband does. She gets robbed and stranded on New York's mean streets en route, but luckily there's help at hand in the form of a street musician: specifically a down-on-his-luck saxophonist (Evans). As the night progresses and the pair learn more about each other, they start to kindle a romance.

That synopsis sounds like a cross between Before Sunrise and Judgment Night, but we suspect that the film's current IMDb description as a romantic comedy drama puts us more in caper territory.

McG is among the producers, along with Evans himself, and shooting is due to start shortly before Evans straps on the star-spangled shield again for Avengers: Age Of Ultron. He's also just completed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bong Joon-ho's futuristic Snowpiercer and Justin Reardon's comedy A Many Splintered Thing, while Eve just finished Neil LaBute's Dirty Weekend (not a Michael Winner remake) and Tze Chun's Cold Comes The Night (with Bryan Cranston).


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sir Ben Kingsley Hints At Secret Marvel Project
Could his Iron Man 3 character live on...?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)