David Yates moves from Fantastic Beasts to something very different – with Chris Evans joining Emily Blunt in the cast.

Had all gone to plan, then director David Yates would likely be preparing to film the fourth Fantastic Beasts movie right about now. But, whilst there’s been no confirmation that the Fantastic Beasts saga is at an end, by now it’d be more of a surprise if the fourth film went ahead than if it didn’t.

David Yates certainly isn’t hanging around, and it’d already been revealed that he’d chosen his next film. He’s set to be making Pain Hustlers, a very different kind of movie, considering he’s been working in and around PG/12A films for the past two decades.

Pain Hustlers is the tale of a high school dropout – played by Emily Blunt – who ends up working for a pharmaceutical company. With The Wolf Of Wall Street said to be a touchpoint for the story, you get a flavour of which way it might head.

Alongside Emily Blunt we now learn too that Chris Evans is signing up for the picture, that’s been penned by Wells Tower. Furthermore, Netflix has dug out some spare change from behind its sofa to pay for the movie as well, and that leaves the path clear for filming to begin in August.

Don’t expect a release of the film until next year, but do expect a bit more casting news over the coming months.

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