Date: 15th July 2022
"Project Artemis", starring Scarlett Johansson and produced by Apple, has found a new director and co-star. Greg Berlanti will direct the film, while Channing Tatum is in final negotiations to star
Tatum would replace Chris Evans as the co-star alongside Johansson, while Berlanti is filling in for Jason Bateman as director.
Scarlett Johansson, who also produces, has remained on board since the film’s inception. Bateman left the project due to creative differences, which altered the shooting schedule and meant that Evans couldn’t complete work on "Project Artemis" and "Pain Hustlers", his upcoming Netflix feature with Emily Blunt.
Development on Project Artemis was announced earlier this year with Apple acquiring the rights to the film and landing Scarlett Johansson and Evans to star and Jason Bateman to direct. The film was set to mark the latest reunion between Johansson and Evans, who worked together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe together for a decade while also having starred in The Perfect Score and The Nanny Diaries prior. Despite anticipation for the two stars to reunite, it looks like things are shifting for Project Artemis.
Rose Gilroy wrote the script for the project, the logline details of which are being kept secret although it is described as a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the 1968 Apollo 11 moon launch.
For Tatum, this is his first deal since coming off the surprise hit The Lost City, Paramount’s romantic adventure movie that also starred Sandra Bullock and grossed over $105 million domestically. Tatum had back-to-back hits this year as he earlier starred in and directed MGM’s comedic drama Dog, which barked up over $60 million domestically.
Source: Press Release