Scarlett Johansson is 36 years old, she just gave birth to her second child, and she’s suing the most powerful studio in Hollywood. I am actually a bit concerned about what happens to ScarJo’s career from here. I mean, what’s the market for Asian trees in Hollywood these days, especially trees who are on Disney’s bad side? I shouldn’t worry though – while Disney is very powerful, it’s not the only powerful studio or streaming service in LA. Scarlett has already booked her first – wait, second?? – post-Disney-lawsuit gig, and it will reunite her with old friend Chris Evans:
It’s an Avengers-style reunion as Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, known for playing Captain America and Black Widow, respectively, are teaming up for Ghosted, an adventure movie project set up at Apple. Dexter Fletcher, the helmer behind Rocketman, is set to direct the project, which will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the scribes behind Deadpool and Zombieland.
Details are behind kept under the white sheet but the project is being described as a high-concept romantic action adventure in the vein of Romancing the Stone, the 1984 adventure movie that starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.
There is no pricetag on the project but it’s bound to be pricey. But it’s also part of Apple’s aggressive plan to attract top talent for its growing feature division. The streamer is currently in production on Emancipation, a slave drama starring Will Smith, and earlier this year filmed Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese’s period thriller that stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
For Johansson, this is the second deal she has made since filing her lawsuit against Disney over alleged contract breaches with the Disney+ release of Black Widow. The first was coming on board the new Wes Anderson movie, which is now shooting in Spain.
I forgot that she got a role in Wes Anderson’s new film. She just had a baby though! She’s already in Spain, filming? Weird. As for Scarlett reuniting on-screen with Chris Evans… I enjoy their friendship. I’m not really turned on by them together, but I enjoy watching two attractive people have chemistry, so maybe this will work. I’m also a huge fan of Romancing the Stone and if done right, this could be very cute.
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I’d definitely watch a rom com starring her and Chris.
I like Chris, I don’t really like Scarlett. I think they have a lovely on screen chemistry but I’ll probably see this when it come to whatever streaming service.
This sounds like fun
It does, but I must say there is only one Romancing the Stone (I know it’s not an actual remake but they still referenced it as inspiration). Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner were a Hollywood pair made in heaven (War of the Roses is one of my all-time faves!). But I am definitely intrigued and will watch it whenever it comes out!
Smcollins, I was just going to post that Douglas and Turner really were a dream pairing.
Now I am singing Billy Ocean songs in my head.
They were pretty good together in The Kominsky Method on Netflix, though with a different dynamic.
I absolutely loved Romancing the Stone, but the sequel was kind of strained and disappointing, even though those 2 have great chemistry.
‘The first was coming on board the new Wes Anderson movie, which is now shooting in Spain.’
I think that means the Anderson movie is already filming in Spain, but not that she is also already there filming her scenes. Maybe her scenes won’t be done for a couple months. With COVID, they might be filming in shifts to limit the people on set, etc.
And a part in a Wes Anderson movie can be one to three scenes. He uses a lot of cameos.
I’m in. I enjoyed Zombieland and Deadpool, I freaking love Romancing the Stone, and Chris Evans is way up there on my list. Maybe he’ll bring back the beard!
The beard is still around, last seen in an awesome cameo in a current movie, and will next be seen in The Gray Man, with Ryan Gosling on Netflix. 🙂 He keeps it whenever he can.
Oh – he is so much more appealing to me with THE BEARD!
I’d watch this movie in a heartbeat and I also LOVE Dexter Fletcher so this is exciting news to me.
Romancing the Stone is one of my all time favorite movies. I could easily see Chris playing a Michael Douglas type of role but after seeing Scarlet bd Black Widow for a decade, I don’t think I’ll buy her being a Kathleen Turner damsel in distress.
I’m super excited about this. Chris is my fave Chris and he hasn’t done a role like this ever, I don’t think. He’s rarely done romances at all, maybe a handful. And then he was usually just the ‘cute guy’ including The Nanny Diaries with ScarJo. And I think they have great chemistry, maybe from having been friends for so long. They were able to WB lib some of their banter in CA:WS and they were some of the best scenes. Plus I was a diehard SteveNat shipper in the MCU even though it never turned romantic—their friendship was one of the best in the MCU. I think he’s a producer on this and probably went after her for it.
Well if Scarjo can play the role of a tree, I’m sure she’ll do a great job playing a stone. My question is, which actress will be Chris Evans’ character’s love interest?
Chris Evans has terrible taste in roles outside Marvel so I don’t have high hopes.
Really? many of his roles since marvel have been pretty good. Especially in the last few years. Snowpiercer, Gifted, knives Out, Defending Jacob. Plus Lobby hero on Broadway. His crappier ones mostly came earlier.
When they were younger, they had cute enough chemistry as love interests and were well-matched. Now he’s grown into a more likable (and in some opinions, more talented) actor than her, and when you see them promoting movie after movie together, it’s pretty clear that they have a brother-sister friendship or teammate vibe, not scorching sexual chemistry. I’ll see any of his films, but I’m kind of sick of Scarlett.
I say Scarlett is kicked off the film and LIzzo replaces her. It’s totally fair and I would love it.
Yes to that, I’d be all for replacing ScarJo with Lizzo. That I would watch. Scarlett bores me.
Chris Evans is my fave Chris. I have always rooted for ScarJo since we’re of similar age and I really liked Lost in Translation at the time (though I admit some of the things she’s said are dumb & problematic) but am I the only person that really thinks they could be cast as SIBLINGS? I don’t know if I want them to be romantic together…
Ah I still LOVE Romancing the Stone. Part of me is excited by this concept, part of me doesn’t want to get excited in case it ends up being awful. Time will tell!
I’ll always love Romancing the Stone too 💚💎 I don’t mind Chris but wish Scarlett wasn’t in it.
It sounds promising, but I don’t like having to sign up for yet ANOTHER streaming service to see content. I am missing out on stuff but I ain’t made of money.
Chris Evans… hell yeah. Scarlett, though? Meh. Seeing them together does nothing for me… because of her.
She is so cold, uninteresting and untalented. It’s really depressing that she gets so many great roles for women when there are so few roles and so many gifted women out there. However, I think she will go on to directing soon and that would be great. She’s tough, confident and smart so perhaps directing wil be where her gifts lie. That I would applaud just get her away from acting please!
She was good in Rough Night so I think these light hearted films are probably a good fit for her. I’ve never watched any Marvel anything though, so maybe she’s dreadful in those? No idea.
what’s the market for Asian trees in Hollywood these days, especially trees who are on Disney’s bad side?”