Dakota Fanning + Good Will Hunting Mashed Together is ‘The Gift’

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Ok. So not quite but when I first watched the trailer on mute all I could think of was Dakota Fanning would have played this part 10 years ago and Will Hunting solving math problems in his janitor jump suit. Mckenna Grace seems like 10 going on 20 with an adult and intelligent performance seen in the trailer. We also see Chris Evans playing a father figure which is a change of pace from the normal roles we see him in. Check out the trailer for yourself below along with the official synopsis.

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

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