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Chris Evans fights to protect his niece in the trailer for 'Gifted'

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Sarah Mulé
Chris Evans attends the UK premiere of Captain America: Civil War at Westfield in London on April 26, 2016. In his new film, Gifted, Evans stars as Frank, an uncle who becomes embroiled in a custody battle with his mother over his 7-year-old niece. File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI
Chris Evans attends the UK premiere of "Captain America: Civil War" at Westfield in London on April 26, 2016. In his new film, "Gifted," Evans stars as Frank, an uncle who becomes embroiled in a custody battle with his mother over his 7-year-old niece. File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- In the trailer for the upcoming film Gifted, Chris Evans plays an uncle who fights to give his intellectually gifted niece a normal life.

Evans stars as Frank, a single man raising his sister's daughter Mary, a math prodigy, who enters a brutal custody battle with his mother in an attempt to keep Mary's life as normal as possible.

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Mary's gifts are discovered by her teacher, played by Jenny Slate, who recommends Mary enter a school for gifted children.

Frank declines the offer, noting his sister would not have wanted that for Mary.

Frank's mother, played by Lindsay Duncan, takes Frank to court to sue for custody of Mary.

Gifted, which premieres in theaters on April 12, 2017, also stars Ocatavia Spencer and Julie Ann Emery.

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