Chris Evans is swapping in his superhero shield for a pair of tap dancing shoes.

A new film project based on Hollywood legend Gene Kelly is in the works, with Chris Evans in talks to play him.

Deadline broke the news.

Currently there's no studio or title attached to the film, but there are several producers of note.

They include Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman, and their company T-Street Productions.

Johnson, Bergman and Chris Evans previously collaborated on 'Knives Out'.

John Logan is both producing and penning the script.

Logan is a three-time Academy Award nominated screenwriter, with his works including 'Gladiator', 'The Aviator', 'Hugo' and 'Skyfall'.

The movie is said to be set in the 1950s and centres on a 12-year-old boy who works on the MGM Lot and imagines striking up a friendship with Gene Kelly while working on his latest film.

Kelly is best known as the star and co-director of 'Singin' in the Rain'.

Other major credits across his career included 'An American in Paris', 'Anchors Aweigh', 'On the Town', 'Three Musketeers' and 'Brigadoon'.

In spite being done (for now) with the MCU, Chris Evans has a busy 2022 ahead of him.

He'll star in Netflix action thriller 'The Gray Man' as well as providing the lead voice for Pixar's 'Lightyear'.