Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson is set to star in Jason Bateman’s ‘Project Artemis’ for Apple. Plot details are being kept under wraps. The project is related to the space race. The screenplay is written by Rose Gilroy, daughter of writer-director Dan Gilroy and actress René Russo.
Evans and Johansson were previously slated to star in ‘Ghosted‘. Johansson stepped out due to scheduling conflicts and Ana de Armas will be playing the role. After Avengers: Endgame Evans and Johansson will be teaming up again. Johansson will produce with Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn through their These Pictures production company, which commissioned and developed the script. Bateman will produce via his Aggregate Films banner.
According to Deadline, Apple has swooped on the in-demand package in a $100M+ deal. CAA cut the deal on behalf of the producers. This marks another massive purchase for the studio following a year that saw them pay more than $200M for both the Matthew Vaughn package Argyle and the untitled F1 racing pic starring Brad Pitt.
Johansson is best known for her roles in Avengers, Marriage Story, and Lost In Translation and currently filming Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City. Evans is best known for Captain America, Avengers, Knives Out, and upcoming Pixar’s Lightyear.