Guilt Complex? Hollywood Prepping More Anti-Rich Movies

Actor Chris Evans of The Avengers fame is richer than most. The handsome star is part of two major Marvel franchises–the aforementioned super-group series as well as Captain America.

He recently plunked down $3.52 million for a nearly 4,600 square foot estate in Hollywood Hills, according to the May 27 issue of US Weekly.

Evans will soon be seen in Snowpiercer, Hollywood’s latest film demonizing the rich. The movie is set in a future where the well-to-do live in a posh portion of a train circling our doomed planet while the poor are left to a bleak compartment.

Evans isn’t alone in picking projects that trash people with bank accounts just like theirs. Plenty of uber-rich stars are eager to do just the same. Consider In Time, the 2011 sci-fi film featuring Justin Timberlake where the affluent live indefinitely by paying for minutes of life, while the poor never get a chance to climb the social ladder.

Next month, Matt Damon (who recently put his Miami home up for sale for $20 million) and Jodie Foster (selling her longtime home for more than $6 million) bring wealth bashing to potentially new highs with Elysium, the latest “socially conscious” project from director Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame. It’s plot essentially mirrors that of Snowpiercer, with a 99 percent type (Damon) trying to break into the world of the oppressive rich and famous (epitomized by Foster’s character).


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