September 20th, 2011
11:53 AM ET
Chris Evans is trading in his "Captain America" suit for a more lawyer-esque look in his upcoming film, "Puncture."
The 30-year-old actor stars as functioning drug addict Mike Weiss, a personal injury lawyer who manages to maintain his own practice in Houston along with his more responsible friend (played by the film's co-director, Mark Kassen). Evans' atypical attorney finds himself in the middle of a health care conspiracy after taking on the case of a nurse who was pricked by a contaminated needle.
In the clip above, Evans' Weiss works the press, touting the numerous health care workers who are charging up thousands of dollars in testing because of needle accidents. "What we're fighting for," he intones, "is the right to live in a country where human life is valued more than profit." But the question is whether Weiss can fight for his cause when he's dealing with his own dependency issues.
"Puncture" arrives in theaters September 23.
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