Days after turning into the primary streaming service to win finest image on the Oscars, Apple has secured one other massive movie challenge. Apple Original Films has landed the recent bundle Project Artemis, which is able to star Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, and be directed by Jason Bateman.
Rose Gilroy penned the script, which is described as involving the house race. Johansson, Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn will produce These Pictures banner, and Bateman will produce by Aggregate Films. Deadline first reported the information.
This is the second movie within the works for Apple and Johansson, with Bride additionally in growth. The movie is a riff on the basic character the Bride of Frankenstein and being made with A24. Apple is already in enterprise with Evans, who’s in manufacturing on Ghosted, a high-concept rom-com additionally starring Ana de Armas and directed by Dexter Fletcher. (At one level, Ghosted would have been a reunion for the 2 actors, earlier than Johansson dropped out.)
Johansson and Evans appeared in a number of Marvel Studios movies collectively as Black Widow and Captain America, respectively. Johansson will subsequent be seen in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, whereas Evans voice stars in Pixar’s Lightyear, due out June 17, and has Netflix’s The Gray Man due out later this yr. As an actor and director, Bateman is awaiting the ultimate batch of his critically acclaimed sequence Ozark to drop on Netflix subsequent month.
Apple is coming off of three Oscars for CODA, together with finest image, finest supporting actor and finest tailored screenplay.
Johansson is repped by CAA and Yorn Levine. Evans is repped by CAA, 3Arts and Sloane, Offer. Bateman is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management + Media, and Hansen Jacobson. Gilroy is represented by UTA, Mosaic and lawyer Howard Abramson.