Chris Evans and Anna Kendrick might end up singing to one another on the big screen. According to our trusted inside source – the same one that gave us our confirmed exclusive scoops regarding Don Cheadle appearing as War Machine in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Josh Brolin returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos – the two stars are being eyed to star in Molly and the Moon, a new feature film musical that would see the two playing opposite each other as husband and wife.
The information we have says that Chris Evans and Anna Kendrick would be portraying the parents of a newborn who ends up having to undergo heart surgery. After the operation, they also discover that their child will be mentally challenged. This causes some serious stress and conflict between the two characters, and it looks like they will be singing to demonstrate that. It sounds like quite a difficult piece of drama on its own, and adding the element of musical theater to it could complicate things even further. Still, both Evans and Kendrick are proven singers that have a ton of musical talent that they could bring to the project.
And Chris Evans has repeatedly stated that he wants to make a musical. He has openly shown interest in being cast in a remake of Little Shop of Horrors. Could Molly and the Moon end up scratching that musical itch he has? And Anna Kendrick has more than proven her musical chops over the years with numerous Pitch Perfect movies. She also has experience n making a dramatic musical when she starred in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years. These two stars also have the kind of high profile needed to sell a premise like this to mainstream audiences. Dramatic musicals are tough to get over with audiences but when they happen, they often get a ton of awards attention (see: La La Land).
It would be thrilling to see Chris Evans and Anna Kendrick paired together on the big screen. They have actually appeared in the same movie before, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but have never really gotten to share significant screen time together. Molly and the Moon would give them that opportunity. And they could position themselves for some awards love if the movie and their performances turn out to be captivating enough. There are a lot of positives that could arise from pairing them together in this project. It all depends on how the movie would turn out and how the studio would plan to market it to audiences.
We will have to wait and see how things shake out with Molly and the Moon. Chris Evans and Anna Kendrick in a high-profile dramatic musical could end up being a big win. If things are able to come together for the project, there is a definite chance this could be given the fast-track into production. We will keep our eyes and ears peeled for any other significant developments.