Chris Evans Subs for James Franco in The Iceman

Chris Evans. Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images

The oft-overscheduled James Franco recently pulled out of some of his upcoming projects (including a Broadway revival of Sweet Bird of Youth), but it seems that his loss is Chris Evans's gain. Deadline reports that Evans has signed on to replace Franco in The Iceman, a fact-based story about a mob contract killer (to be played by Michael Shannon) and his mentor (now Evans). If Evans is serious about emulating Franco's career and following in his unconventional footsteps, there are all sorts of interesting places he could take this thing ...