Johansson’s exit from Ghosted was described as “amicable” by Deadline, citing scheduling problems as the reason for her leave.
Ana de Armas, who starred in Knives Out and Blade Runner 2049, has been revealed as Johansson’s successor. She’ll be reconnecting with Chris Evans, her Knives Out co-star.
Ghosted is a romantic action-adventure film written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who is most known for their work on Deadpool and Zombieland. They’re also in charge of the film’s production.
The plot of Ghosted has yet to be revealed, as it is still in the early stages of development, however, the film is supposed to be inspired by Romancing the Stone.
Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody) will be directing the film.
Ghosted was first revealed in August, with Skydance Media and Apple Studios collaborating on the project. Ghosted is produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger, with Chris Evans as a co-producer and Ana de Armas as an executive producer.
Skydance Media has been on a roll recently, with the critically acclaimed Amazon original films The Tomorrow War and Without Remorse. The business has also given the go-light to a sequel to its Netflix smash The Old Guard, which will be directed by Victoria Mahoney.
Scarlett Johansson joined Ghosted just days after suing Disney for a multimillion-dollar settlement. The lawsuit was settled, and Johansson is now said to be working on a secret Marvel project.
That could have had a role in her departure from Ghosted, but we can only conjecture for now. Because of their tremendous on-screen chemistry, fans would have loved to see Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson reconnect in a non-Marvel film.
Johansson’s and Evan won’t be together in the film
While we won’t be seeing Johansson and Evans in a film together anytime soon, we will be seeing another exciting pairing. Rian Johnson’s 2019 mystery thriller Knives Out featured Ana de Armas and Daniel Craig, as well as Chris Evans, like the stars, and audiences loved their on-screen banter.
Ghosted is another great entry in Apple’s slate of highly anticipated films, which also includes Ridley Scott’s Kitbag, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte, and Martin Scorsese’s western, Killers of the Flower Moon.
Ghosted is set to begin filming in February 2022, with an expected release date of 2023 on Apple TV+.
Ana de Armas is undoubtedly Hollywood’s most sought-after actress right now. Ana de Armas will next be featured in Adrian Lyne’s sensual thriller Deep Water, which will be released on January 14, 2021, alongside Ben Affleck.