Before We Go, the directorial debut of Chris Evans, hasn’t even played a single frame yet, but it has already been announced that the company purchased U.S. distribution rights. According to press releases, Radius is scheduled to open the film in the “second quarter” of 2015.
“The film follows the journey of two strangers stuck in New York City for the night. Starting as convenient acquaintances, the two soon grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when a night of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.”
Radius’ acquisition of Evans’ film marks the second collaboration with the Captain America star following Snowpiercer, which was released earlier this summer. Their handling of that film apparently impressed Evans, in a statement to the press he said: “As a first time director, I’m so excited that we found a home with RADiUS. I was really impressed with what they did on Snowpiercer and my film couldn’t be in better hands.”
Before We Go is already drawing comparisons to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, and it shall be an interesting development to see if one more actor can make the transition from leading man to director. Evans is known mostly for his work in action pictures, a film with a lighter touch could open up new venues for him.
Before We Go premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow night.