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Project Artemis
Directed byGreg Berlanti
Written byRose Gilroy
Produced by
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
Edited byHarry Jierjian
Distributed byColumbia Pictures[1] (through Sony Pictures Releasing)
Apple Original Films (through Apple TV+)
Release date
  • July 12, 2024 (2024-07-12)
CountryUnited States

An untitled American romantic comedy film is being directed by Greg Berlanti and written by Rose Gilroy. Setting as a 1960s space race film, it stars Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Jim Rash, Ray Romano, and Woody Harrelson.

The film was previously called "Project Artemis".[2] The film will be released theatrically by Columbia Pictures through Sony Pictures Releasing on July 12, 2024.



In March 2022, Apple TV+ announced it had acquired the distribution rights to the project, then titled Project Artemis, for $100 million. Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans were also announced as starring in the film, with Jason Bateman directing.[3] In May, Bateman said the working title Project Artemis was likely to change.[4] He left the project the following month, citing creative differences,[5] and was later replaced by Greg Berlanti.

The search for a new director and Berlanti's availability changed the production schedule, forcing Evans to drop out as well. In July, Channing Tatum entered negotiations to replace him.[6] In September, Jim Rash joined the cast.[7] Ray Romano, Anna Garcia and Woody Harrelson would be added in the following months.[8][9][10]

Filming began on October 27, 2022, in Atlanta, with a casting call issued seeking extras to play NASA employees and FBI agents.[11]


Following their partnership on Napoleon, Apple entered another agreement with Sony Pictures to distribute the film in theatres in December 2023.[12] That same month, it was scheduled for a theatrical release in the United States on July 12, 2024, with the film no longer titled Project Artemis.[13][1]


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  2. ^ "Sony Dates Scarlett Johansson-Channing Tatum Film, George Clooney and Brad Pitt's 'Wolfs' for 2024". Variety. December 21, 2024.
  3. ^ Wiseman, Andreas; Kroll, Justin (March 31, 2022). "'Avengers' Co-Stars Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans Set To Lead Red-Hot Package 'Project Artemis'; Apple Makes Massive Deal For Jason Bateman-Directed Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 31, 2022. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  4. ^ Lang, Brent (May 26, 2022). "Jason Bateman on Saying Goodbye to 'Ozark', Fate of the Byrdes and His Directing Future". Variety. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (June 7, 2022). "Jason Bateman Exits Scarlett Johansson-Chris Evans Film 'Artemis' Due To Creative Differences". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 7, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (July 14, 2022). "Channing Tatum, Greg Berlanti Joining Scarlett Johansson for Apple's Project Artemis". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  7. ^ Grobar, Matt (September 14, 2022). "Project Artemis: Jim Rash Boards Greg Berlanti's Space Race Pic For Apple". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 31, 2022). "Ray Romano Joins Greg Berlanti-Helmed Apple Space Race Project Artemis". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  9. ^ Grobar, Matt (November 8, 2022). "Project Artemis: Newcomer Anna Garcia Lands Breakout Role In Greg Berlanti Apple Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  10. ^ Grobar, Matt (January 10, 2023). "Project Artemis: Woody Harrelson Rounds Out Cast Of Greg Berlanti-Directed Space Race Pic For Apple". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  11. ^ Roberts, Michele (October 10, 2022). "ENTERTAINMENT Casting for PROJECT ARTEMIS". CW 69. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 13, 2023). "Sony Wins Global Theatrical Distribution Deal For Apple's George Clooney & Brad Pitt Pic Wolfs & Scarlett Johansson & Channing Tatum's Project Artemis". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 13, 2023.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 21, 2023). "Sony Dates Apple's 'Wolfs' & 'Project Artemis' For 2024". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2023.