Channing Tatum To Replace Chris Evans In Greg Berlanti’s ‘Project Artemis’ For Apple
Following their monumental win for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars for CODA, Apple TV is continuing to prioritize its slate of original films. A few months back, it was reported that Apple was developing a film titled Project Artemis, starring Avengers alums Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. Now, according to Deadline, it appears Evans will be stepping away from the role with Channing Tatum stepping in to take his place.
Per the initial report, Evans is stepping away from the project due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming films Pain Hustlers and Big Red One. Additionally, Arrow creator Greg Berlanti will direct the feature with a script from screenwriter Rose Gilroy. Berlanti replaces Ozark star Jason Bateman, who is parting ways with the film due to creative differences. Additionally, Scarlett Johansson will serve as the film’s executive producer alongside Jonathan Lia (Tower of Terror) and Keenan Flynn (Bride). Apple reportedly paid $100 million+ to acquire Project Artemis and will produce the venture alongside These Pictures Productions Company.
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.
Channing Tatum recently delivered a memorable performance in the dramedy Dog as well as making a camera appearance in Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy. Additionally, the actor received a positive response for starring alongside Sandra Bullock in The Lost City. Up next, Tatum will lead the cast for Zoë Kravitz’s directorial debut Pussy Island.
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