Fox Searchlight has released the first Gifted trailer and poster (both seen below). The drama stars Chris Evans (Captain America, Snowpiercer), Tony Award winner Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, Le Week-End), Mckenna Grace (Independence Day: Resurgence), Jenny Slate (Obvious Child, “Parks and Recreation”) and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, Insurgent).
Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) directed the film from an original screenplay by Tom Flynn.
In Gifted, Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
Gifted opens in theaters on April 12, 2017.