Chris Evans, Dwayne Johnson are teaming for a holiday-themed action-comedy

Last Updated on January 25, 2022

Red One holiday film, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Amazon Prime Video, Jake Kasdan

Chris Evans is joining Dwayne Johnson for Amazon‘s holiday action-comedy Red One. Described by Deadline as a globe-trotting, four-quadrant adventure comedy, details about the plot are unknown. Jake Kasdan (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level) will direct Amazon’s Red One holiday actioner, with cameras set to roll this year.

President of Seven Bucks Productions, Hiram Garcia, came up with the original story for Red One. That story is being adapted for the screen by Chris Morgan, whose previous work includes several chapters of the Fast & Furious franchise, including Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, The Fate of the FuriousFurious 7Fast & Furious 6, and Fast Five.

Amazon’s Red One holiday film has already cast two heavy-hitters with Johnson and Evans, which has us wondering who else could star in this intriguing project. Slated for a 2023 holiday release, Red One could be about anything from Evans and Johnson joining forces to save Christmas to both stars squaring off against one another for control of the North Pole. I can totally see Johnson playing a buff Santa Claus with Evans starring as a vindictive Jack Frost. I’m probably way off base here, but with next to nothing to go on in terms of plot, Amazon’s Red One holiday film could be about anything.

While Johnson has projects like DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam on the horizon, Evans recently wrapped Lightyear for Disney and The Gray Man for the Russo Brothers. As for Kasdan, he’s in the midst of prepping Red One for Amazon. He’s also set to direct Bad Teacher 2, a sequel to the 2011 comedy starring Cameron Diaz. Kasdan is producing Amazon’d Red One holiday action film via his production company The Detective Agency, alongside Melvin Mar and co-producer Sky Salem Robinson, with Morgan for Chris Morgan Productions, and Johnson, Hiram Garcia, and Dany Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions.

What do you think Amazon’s Red One holiday film is about? Are you ready for that Chris Evans, Dwayne Johnson team-up? Feel free to share your predictions in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.