According to Deadline, Sebastian Stan has been tapped to replace his fellow MCU co-star Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame) in director Antonio Campos’ upcoming film adaptation The Devil All the Time for Netflix. Evans has decided to depart from the drama due to schedule conflicts. Stan will next be seen in the romantic drama Monday.
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The Devil All the Time film is based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel of the same name which is set in rural southern Ohio in a town called Knockemstiff over the course of two decades and surrounding a cast of dark and bizarre characters, including a serial killing couple, a faith-testing preacher and a corrupt sheriff. The official synopsis reads as follows:
“In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country, where a storm of faith, violence and redemption is brewing. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son (Holland), on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action. “The Devil All the Time” involves a nefarious cast of characters that is told across two decades.”
The film’s cast also includes Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Good Time‘s Robert Pattinson, Crimson Peak‘s Mia Wasikowska, Suspiria‘s Mia Goth, The Sinner‘s Tracy Letts and It star Bill Skarsgard. It is set to be produced by Randall Poster (Destroyer), Riva Marker (Wildlife) and Jake Gyllenhaal, marking his second upcoming collaboration with Netflix after the horror-thriller Velvet Buzzsaw, which will debut on February 1, and his third after having starred in the 2017 fantasy drama adventure Okja.
The film will be directed by Campos who also co-wrote the adaptation along with Paulo Campos. Randall Poster, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Ninestories Production are set to produce the film. The Devil All the Time‘s production is scheduled to begin this February.
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Antonio Campos, whose last feature directorial effort was the critically-acclaimed 2016 biopic Christine, has only been behind the camera for the small screen for the past two years. He previously directed episode 8 of The Punisher as well as five episodes of the USA Network series The Sinner. Paulo Campos will be making his feature debut by helping script the project.