MCU pals Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans are reuniting to star in romantic action adventure Ghosted, which is being produced Skydance for Apple.
Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) will direct from a script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool).
There aren’t any more plot details available right now, but a movie starring Johansson and Evans is more than enough to get people interested. Especially as this is Johansson’s first announced project since her attorneys filed a lawsuit against Disney over the studio’s decision to day-and-date release Black Widow for premium purchase on Disney+.
Skydance have been busy in recent months. They produced action movies The Tomorrow War and Without Remorse, both of which were offloaded by Paramount to Amazon for hefty sums.
Just last week the company announced that Victoria Mahoney will take over from Gina Prince-Bythewood and direct the sequel to The Old Guard for Netflix.
It’s little surprise that Apple have gotten their hands on Ghosted, as their modus operandi since the inception of Apple TV+ has to secure big movie stars for projects.
They already have Will Smith on board to star in Emancipation, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese‘s Killers Of The Flower Moon, and Joaquin Phoenix for Ridley Scott‘s Napoleon biopic Kitbag.
So a romantic action adventure led by Johansson and Evans was always going to make their eyes get wide. The company also recently released the excellent indie drama CODA, which they hope will compete for major awards in early 2022. They’re hoping the combination of big stars and acclaimed films will help them compete with the likes of Netflix.
The only other film Johansson currently has in the works is Wes Anderson‘s untitled follow-up to The French Dispatch.
Evans will be seen alongside a host of stars in Adam McKay‘s Netflix climate change movie Don’t Look Up, while he’s also starring alongside Ryan Gosling in Joe and Anthony Russo‘s blockbuster The Gray Man, also for Netflix.