Ana de Armas will reconnect with Chris Evans, her Knives Out co-star, in the upcoming film Ghosted, produced by Apple Original Films.
The 33-year-old actress will portray the leading lady in the film, which is characterized as a high-concept romantic action adventure.
According to Deadline, she will be replacing Scarlett Johansson, Evans’ regular co-star, who has withdrawn from the film owing to a schedule difficulty.
Ghosted will be directed by Dexter Fletcher, who is known for films such as Rocketman and Eddie the Eagle. Meanwhile, Evans will be an executive producer and a producer on the picture.
The plot of the film is still unknown. Along with Johansson, she has worked on a number of projects.
De Armas has a busy schedule ahead of her, with three films slated to be released in 2022, including Deep Water, which she will star in her ex-boyfriend Ben Affleck.
She’ll also star opposite Evans in Netflix’s The Gray Man, and she’ll play Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s Blonde.
She’s also believed to be the leading lady in the thriller Ballerina, a spin-off from the John Wick franchise.
The plot revolves around a teenage ballerina-turned-assassin who seeks vengeance for her family’s death. This ballerina figure had a brief cameo in the current John Wick film, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, released in 2019.
Shay Hatten, who co-wrote Parabellum with franchise creator Derek Kolstad and Chris Wiseman, will direct from a script by Wiseman.
Chris Evans and Ana de Armas were recently spotted on the set of Ghosted in Atlanta. The film is described as an action-adventure romance in the vein of Romancing the Stone.
I love it when a project is referred to as Romancing the Stone – there aren’t nearly enough of them, despite the fact that The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Brad Pitt, is due out in a few weeks.
Ana and Chris will not be the only ones sharing a screen in the near future. The two will also star in the forthcoming spy thriller The Gray Man, which will be released in theatres in July 2022.
Shay Hatten, who co-wrote Parabellum with franchise creator Derek Kolstad, will direct from a script by Wiseman.
The second thing about Romancing the Stone that makes me laugh is that, well, I’m not sure anyone under the age of 30 understands the allusion. Perhaps not even those under the age of 40.
There will be a generation, if not two, of filmgoers that turn to The Lost City and Ghosted for inspiration in this genre. Ana and Chris are around the same age as Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas were when they made their movie, which is fascinating (or maybe just to me).
Originally, Scarlett Johansson was cast opposite Chris in this film. When Scarlett pulled out, Ana stepped in, and while Chris hasn’t worked with Ana as much as he has with Scarlett, the two have become friends.
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