Way back before we knew Chris Evans would become the next Captain America, he took a role in a small indie drama titled Puncture. Directed by Adam and Mark Kassen from a screenplay by Chris Lopta, the film centers around a young, drug-addicted lawyer (Evans) who takes on a case that pits him against a massive healthcare conspiracy. Brett Cullen, Jesse L. Martin, Michael Biehn, Kate Burton, Tess Parker, and Marshall Bell also star, with Vinessa Shaw as Evans’ ER nurse client. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Just in case Chris Evans doesn’t get the role of Captain America, he’s lined up another gig that he can shoot right now. He’s taken the lead role in Puncture, an indie drama about “a troubled young attorney who must come to terms with his own demons when taking on a healthcare giant.” Adam and Mark Kassen are directing; the script is by Chris Lopta. They’ve also got Vinessa Shaw, Brett Cullen, Jesse L. Martin, Michael Biehn (Biehn!), Kate Burton, Tess Parker and Marshall Bell appearing; Mark Kassen will take a role, too. Further trade comments suggest Evans plays “a drug-addicted lawyer who sues a healthcare company.”

Recent comments make Evans sound like a longshot for Captain America (no surprise, given his role in the sorta-parallel Fantastic Four films) and while I’d love to see him as Cap, hopefully this will give him a chance to flex some more dedicated dramatic muscle. [Variety]

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