Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have both left the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the duo are not yet done making movies together.
According to several reports, Evans and Johansson are set to star in “Ghosted,” an upcoming film that will debut on the Apple TV + streaming platform. The film is slated to be directed by Dexter Fletcher (“Rocketman”) and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (“Deadpool”, “Zombieland”).
Little is known about the plot of “Ghosted” at this time, but The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the film will be a “romantic action adventure” similar to the 1984 Michael Douglas-Kathleen Turner classic “Romancing The Stone. “.
Apple TV + representatives did not return a request for comment.
“Ghosted” seems to correspond to Apple’s programming strategy of prioritizing quality over quantity for its Apple TV + platform. The tech company hired top talent for its tent pole projects, including Evans for the “Defending Jacob” miniseries, which was filmed in Massachusetts in 2019 and “spared no expense.” according to a source on the set.
Additional examples include Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon on “The Morning Show,” which is set to return for a second season on Apple TV + on September 17; “Emancipation,” a slavery drama currently in production with Will Smith; and “Killers of the Flower Moon”, Martin Scorsese’s latest film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
Evans recently wrapped up production on “The Gray Man,” an action thriller starring Ryan Gosling that set Netflix’s most expensive movie record. Based on a novel of the same name by Mark Greaney in 2009, Gosling will play Court Gentry, a freelance assassin and former CIA agent who is hunted around the world by his former CIA friend (Evans).
The Sudbury native was also spotted on the set of Boston while filming Adam McKay’s satire “Don’t Look Up,” which is set to debut in theaters on December 10 before arriving on December 24 on Netflix. The streaming giant has not officially announced Evans as part of the film’s cast, although that may mean the “Captain America” star filmed a surprise cameo role, similar to the one he was involved in. for the recent “Free Guy”. which was also filmed in Boston.
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