Chris Evans is perhaps best known for his pec-perfect portrayal of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he plays a superhero of a different sort in Gifted.
In Marc Webb’s cerebral family drama, Evans plays Frank Adler, a philosophy professor-turned-boat mechanic who raises his hyper-intelligent niece in a small Florida town, after his sister kills herself when Mary (Mckenna Grace) is just a baby.
When Mary attends public school for the first time, and her obvious brilliance becomes evident, Frank must fight for custody against the state and his mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), who has plans of her own for her granddaughter’s exceptional cognitive abilities.
The bittersweet storyline and sun-soaked backdrop set the scene for a heartwarming narrative -- and a lot of bearded, brooding Evans. Check out ET’s exclusive, never-before-released stills from the making of Gifted below:
And, because a scruffy Chris Evans is truly a gift to this world, check out more behind-the-scenes shots in the gallery below.
Gifted is available on digital HD now, and on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, July 25.