Sudbury native Chris Evans has joined the cast of the forthcoming “Midwestern gothic’’ film “The Devil All the Time’’ for Netflix. The streaming giant announced the news Wednesday, along with more of the movie’s cast and preliminary plot details.
Evans will appear alongside his “Avengers: Infinity War’’ co-star Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson (“Twilight’’), Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland’’), Bill Skarsgard (“It’’), Eliza Scanlen (“Sharp Objects’’ and the upcoming Massachusetts-filmed “Little Women’’), and Gabriel Ebert (“Ricki and the Flash’’).
Antonio Campos is slated to direct, and will co-write the script with Paulo Campos. The film will be adapted from the Donald Ray Pollock book of the same name.
“In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country — a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews,’’ Netflix writes of the plot in a release. “Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets our protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son, on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action. The Devil All the Time is a finely woven ‘mid-western’ gothic tale involving a nefarious cast of characters: a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff in a story that is told across two decades.’’
Principal photography is scheduled to begin next month in Alabama.