Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Justin Reardon’s romantic dramedy “Playing It Cool,” in which Chris Evans and Michele Monaghan give the old will-they-won’t-they-friends cliche a run for its money.
Evans temporarily hangs up his Captain America shield to play ME, a young man disillusioned by love. While pretending to be a philanthropist at a charity dinner, the man meets a gorgeous woman named HER (Monaghan). The only catch: she’s engaged. In order to continue seeing each other, the two embark on a platonic relationship, one that gets pushed to the test as the two begin to realize they may have unrequited feelings for one another. Like a young Walter Mitty, ME uses the power of imagination and wild vignettes to conquer HER heart.
“We are looking forward to working with Chris Evans and the rest of the cast for the U.S. release,” said Vertical Co-President Mitch Budin. “We think audiences will appreciate the unique storytelling and the honest intimacy between Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan, which will challenge moviegoers to redefine the way they see love and happiness.”
Previously known as “A Many Splintered Thing” during production, the film will hit theaters sometime during the first quarter of 2015.