This weekend, Apple made history by becoming the first streaming service to win the Academy Award for Best Picture thanks to CODA. Now, the studio is capitalizing on the momentum by acquiring the rights to a massive project in the works. As first reported by Deadline, Apple will produce a new film directed by Jason Bateman with Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans reuniting in the lead roles.
The film, titled Project Artemis, hails from screenwriter Rose Gilroy. Ozark star Bateman will direct as well as produce the feature via his Aggregate Films production banner. Additionally, Scarlett Johansson will serve as the film’s executive producer alongside Jonathan Lia (Tower of Terror) and Keenan Flynn (Bride).
Per the initial report, plot details for Project Artemis are being kept close to the chest for the time being. However, sources close to the film note that it will apparently take place during the historic space race between the Soviet Union and the United States.
Johansson is one of the most well-known actresses in the world today. Following a tragic turn for her character in Avengers: Endgame, she earned Oscar nominations for her work in A Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. Up next, the Black Widow star will star in and produce Disney’s Tower of Terror movie. Meanwhile, Chris Evans recently turned heads in the Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob. The highly sought-after actor’s upcoming slate of films includes starring roles in Pixar’s Lightyear, Netflix’s The Gray Man, and Apple’s Ghosted.
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