Chris Evans’s directorial debut, Before We Go, doesn’t première at the Toronto International Film Festival until tomorrow, but it’s already gotten picked up for U.S. distribution by Radius-TWC. Via press release, Radius announced it will open Evans’ film, which stars Evans and Alice Eve in a story about “the journey of two strangers stuck in New York City for the night,” in the “second quarter” of next year. Radius released Snowpiercer earlier this summer, and Evans said in a statement that he was “impressed” with how they handled that film and decided his debut “couldn’t be in better hands.”
A separate press release revealed that Katie Holmes is prepping a directorial debut of her own; she’s signed on to direct and star in All We Had, based on the novel by Annie Weatherwax. The film is described as a “gritty portrait of mother and daughter, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.” Holmes has her own daughter, of course—Suri, from her marriage to Tom Cruise—so it will be interesting to see what she brings from her life to this story. Josh Boone, director of the recent YA hit The Fault In Our Stars, is writing the screenplay.
So, Chris Evans and Katie Holmes; what actor will be the next to make their directorial debut? Personally, I hope it’s Jason Statham. And it’s a movie that stars him and The Rock, and it’s a gritty portrait of two brothers, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America, who also occasionally kick people in the face.