Sebastian Stan Replaces Chris Evans in . . . 'The Devil All the Time' for Netflix

In what could be the first instance of a mini-trend, Sebastian Stan is stepping into the shoes of his MCU pal Chris Evans. For those hoping for Marvel news, that day is not today (but it’s still early, so who knows). Stan is actually replacing Evans in Antonio Campos‘ next film, “The Devil All the Time,” as a result of schedule conflicts. Netflix will distribute the movie, which is based on Donald Ray Pollock‘s novel of the same name.

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Stan joins the already attached (and already pretty strong) cast that includes Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Riley Keough and Bill Skarsgard. In an interview with Esquire, Pattinson said of the project, “There’s this line in it—and sometimes that’s all you need. And it’s like, ‘Ooh… that’s scary to say.’ Because it’ll go down in posterity and I’ll be the one saying it. You literally cannot get darker. It’s fucking dark.” That puts it squarely in line with the risk taking of much of Stan’s recent non-MCU work, including “Destroyer” and “I, Tonya.”

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Here’s the plot synopsis for Pollock’s book from its publisher:

“Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrifi­cial blood he pours on his “prayer log.” There’s Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial kill­ers, who troll America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There’s the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.”

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There’s no word on when Netflix subscribers will see this film, but last we heard, production was supposed to begin this month.