‘Avengers’ Star Clark Gregg Asks You To ‘Trust Me’

Things are looking bright for the top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. organization and its agents. Well, most of its agents, at least. While Black Widow awaits new orders in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and a bevy of brand new soldiers line up for Joss Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television series, poor Agent “His Name Is Phil” Coulson’s corpse is left to cool on that great big Helicarrier in the sky.

It’s a very different story for actor Clark Gregg, thankfully. The man who brought Coulson to memorable life over the course of four Marvel Studios movies and a handful of One-Shots is keeping himself very occupied, turning his efforts next to a film all of his own: “Trust Me.”

No, that’s not an order; that’s the title of the “dark comedy about the world of child stars” that Gregg is writing, directing and starring in, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gregg stars in the film as a former child star, now a loser agent representing young actors. His fortunes change when he comes across a child prodigy, played by unknown Saxon Sharbino. The rest of the cast is decidedly not unknown, including the likes of Amanda Peet, William H. Macy and Gregg’s “Iron Man 2″ co-star Sam Rockwell.

Great to hear that Gregg’s post-“Avengers” career is rolling along quite nicely; consider this one project we’re looking forward to only slightly less than Coulson’s inevitable resurrection as The Vision. (No, we really can’t go one week without mentioning that fantastic theory.)

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