TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that Chris Evans has run into some scheduling conflicts leading to him exiting Paramount’s Infinite, directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer).
Mark Wahlberg is said to be potentially replacing him and is currently in negotiations for the role.
Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in Infinite, an action thriller that Antoine Fuqua is directing for Paramount.
The actor is stepping into the shows previously worn by Chris Evans, who dropped out of the project in recent weeks. Sources say that the Avengers: Endgame star, who boarded the project in February, ran into scheduling issues with his Apple TV series, Defending Jacob.
This isn’t the first recent studio project that Chris Evans had to exit, as he also left the Neill Blomkamp film Greenland.
It’s certainly a really sounding project.
The novel revolves around Evan Michaels (Evans), a man who was haunted by memories of two past lives and stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals who make up the Cognomina (aka The Infinite), a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives and whose members have been agents of change throughout history. He seeks to join their ranks.
Haunted by memories of two past lives, a troubled young man struggles to survive on LA’s seamy underbelly. Recounted in three notebooks, Evan Michaels details the loneliness of his unique existence, his discovery of another like him and his eventual acceptance into the secret Cognomina.
Filming was supposed to begin next month, possibly in the United Kingdom. The report mentions a new September start instead.
Paramount had set the release date for August 7th, 2020.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER