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Gifted trailer: Chris Evans is raising a genius

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Chris Evans is going from Captain America to Captain Uncle.

In the first trailer for Gifted, Evans stars as Frank Adler, a single man in coastal Florida raising his deceased sister’s 7-year-old daughter, Mary (Mckenna Grace). His life consists of making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and walking Mary to the bus, until her teacher (Jenny Slate) discovers the young girl’s advanced math skills.

“Nobody likes a smartass,” insists Mary after solving some complex equations on a chalkboard, looking like a a young, female Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.

Frank resists sending his niece to a school for the gifted, insisting that his sister wanted a normal life for her daughter. Soon, Frank’s stern mother (Lindsay Duncan) comes calling, eventually leading to a battle for custody of Mary.

Gifted, which will be released on April 12, hails from fellow superhero alum Marc Webb, who directed both Amazing Spider-Man films and the critically acclaimed (500) Days of Summer. Watch the trailer above.