Channing Tatum Replaces Chris Evans In ‘Project Artemis’

Apple’s in-development film Project Artemis is going through some changes. First, the big one. Channing Tatum is replacing Chris Evans in one of the lead roles after Evans’ involvement in the project conflicted with his upcoming films Pain Hustlers and Big Red One. He will co-star alongside Scarlett Johansson.

The second key change is that Greg Berlanti has replaced Jason Bateman as director after the latter left the project due to creative differences. Plot details on the film remain sparse. All we really know right now is that the film involves the space race of the 1960s.

Replacing Evans with Tatum shouldn’t cause Apple too much stress. Although Tatum had a quiet four year period between 2017 and 2021 where he didn’t appear in much, he’s made a comeback of sorts this year with road trip film Dog (which he also co-directed) and action-adventure comedy The Lost City.

He’s currently filming Zoë Kravitz‘s directorial debut, thriller Pussy Island.

Berlanti’s last film was 2018’s Love, Simon, which was a big success. He’s recently produced movies such as Free Guy and Moonshot, and has written for shows such as You, Titans, and The Flash.

These Pictures are producing the project. The production banner’s co-founder, Jonathan Lia, said in a statement:

“We are thrilled to welcome Greg Berlanti and Channing Tatum to Project Artemis. Greg’s passion for character and storytelling has driven his decades long career in film & TV.

We couldn’t be more excited for him to lead our team on this journey. We have been huge fans of Channing’s for a long time and are so honored to finally have the opportunity to work with him.”

Apple spent millions to acquire the rights to Project Artemis, so even though we know little about it, they must be confident. Rose Gilroy has written the script, while Johansson is also producing. There’s no exact date on when production is expected to begin, but it’s reportedly ASAP.


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