EXCLUSIVE: Get a Closer Look at Jenny Slate, Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer in 'Gifted'

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ET has your first look at new images from Gifted, the touching new drama starring Chris Evans, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer. The film tells the story of Frank Adler (Evans) raising his spirited young niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace), who, at seven years old, has an unusual command of mathematics. Intent on having Mary lead a normal life, Frank tries to protect her from his mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose aspirations for Mary threaten the simple life he’s created in their Florida coastal town. Spencer plays Frank and Mary’s protective landlady, Roberta, and Slate plays Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a woman who develops a relationship with Frank. Directed by Marc Webb, Gifted is scheduled to hit theaters on April 7.
While Evans, Slate and Spencer come with their own experience and pedigree (“I feel very lucky to be included in a group of actors who care so much about the actual craft of acting,” Slate told ET), it’s Grace who runs away with the film. “Very quickly, Marc and I were convinced that she was the girl for the part,” Evans said. “I mean, she knocked it out of the ballpark.” “A lot of kids, you know, don't have that ‘je ne sais quoi.’ She does,” Spencer added in praise of her young costar.  MORE: Chris Evans Says He's 'Absolutely' Looking Forward to Becoming a Father Check out new images from the film below: 
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