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‘Gifted’ Trailer: Marc Webb Looks To Rebound From ‘Spider-Man’ With An Emotional Return To Indie Filmmaking

The filmmaker hopes to rebound from the disaster of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" with this emotional indie about being father.



It’s not easy being Marc Webb. The breakout indie filmmaker of 2009 (thank you, “(500) Days Of Summer”), Webb’s career took a quick nosedive with “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, the second installment of which is widely seen as the worst offender of poor universe building. Of course, much of what was wrong with Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot was the studio’s meddling, which makes his upcoming return to indie filmmaking all the more exciting. Webb is still a real talent, and “Gifted” should be just the return to form he needs.

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Chris Evans stars in the lead role as Frank Adler, who fights his personal demons and finds love while trying to fight for the custody of his deceased sister’s daughter, who just happens to be a child genius. Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan and newcomer Mckenna Grace co-star.

The film is set to open April 12, 2017 via Fox Searchlight Pictures. Watch the debut trailer below.

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