There are certain actors that, when put together, have dynamic chemistry: I’m thinking now of such classic pairings as Bogart and Bergman, Stewart and Reed, Abbot and Costello and – Saint’s preserve us – the Two Coreys. There’s an undeniable magic when the right pairings are landed upon, be they in pop culture or in real life. Such is the case with Marvel alums Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans who not only shared screen time in six superhero flicks, but also in two other flicks sans spandex – The Perfect Score and The Nanny Diaries. Looking to officially sink Haim and Feldman’s own onscreen team-up tally, it was announced today from our Dream a Little Dream buddies over at The Hollywood Reporter that Johansson and Evans will share a two-shot yet again for the upcoming Apple movie Ghosted.
Set to be directed by Dexter Fletcher of Rocketman fame over at Apple, Ghosted is said to be a so-called “high concept” romantic action adventure similar in tone to the 1984 box-office smash Romancing the Stone which featured Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner (the Johansson and Evans of their day). The film has contracted the services of prolific scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who fans might recall from their crowd-pleasing work with Deadpool and Zombieland. Want to know more? We’ll all have to wait a little bit longer before more details are known, alas.
As far as the inner-machinations of Ghosted and who’s doing what, word ‘round campfire has it that Chris Evans will produce the new film alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger of production shingle Skydance (incidentally, the production house that made The Tomorrow War for Amazon). Not to be left out in the cold, screenwriters Reese and Werinick will also get in on the producing action.
Both Johansson and Evans are at interesting places in their careers at the moment – Johansson is currently embroiled with Disney in a lawsuit over contract breaches for the film Black Widow. That bit of unpleasantness aside, the actress is right now filming a part for the new Wes Anderson film, a feather in the cap of any self-respecting thespian. Evans, long underestimated as the solid actor he is (don’t believe his hype? Then get ye to a Blockbuster ASAP and check out his riveting turn in 2014’s Snowpiercer), is looking to score some real attention with this role, easing him out of the Captain America box.
Look for further updates on Ghosted as they become available to us, True Believers!