Chris Evans fights for his niece’s rights in the Gifted trailer

Chris Evans and McKenna Grace in Gifted

by James White |
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After the big clash of this year's Captain America: Civil War, Chris Evans is waging a battle on an entirely smaller, but no less vital front. He's a man arguing about the rights of his prodigious niece in the trailer for Gifted.

Marc Webb, who is also back in small-scale drama mode after work on two Spider-Man films, is behind the camera for the movie. Written by Tom Flynn, Gifted is a drama about Frank Adler (Evans), a deliberate underachiever, who is raising his niece Mary (McKenna Grace), in rural Florida. When he enrolls her in school for the first time, she is labelled as gifted. All Frank wants is for Mary to have a normal life, but standing in his way is her grandmother, his mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), and the dilemma that he doesn’t have custody of Mary. So being proactive for once, he sues to win that custody.

Octavia Spencer is playing Frank's landlady, with Jenny Slate as Mary's teacher. Gifted will be on UK screens on 16 June next year.

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