Channing Tatum replacing Chris Evans in Project Artemis

Channing Tatum is set to replace Chris Evans in new romantic comedy movie Project Artemis.

The new Apple movie, which will co-star Scarlett Johansson, has been through a number of changes recently, with original director Jason Bateman also pulling out over creative differences.

According to The Hollywood ReporterTatum is now in talks to appear after Evans pulled out due to schedule issues, while the Arrowverse’s Greg Berlanti has signed a deal to direct.

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The movie is set against the space race, with Rose Gilroy – the daughter of writer-director Dan Gilroy and actress René Russo – writing the screenplay.

As well as Project ArtemisTatum is lining up a return to the magic mike franchise in the upcoming third movie.

Speaking earlier this year about his decision to do another movie, the star told IndieWire: “In my opinion, we had chewed up all the meat on the bone, story-wise. Pun intended, I guess. They’re essentially movies about guys made for women. We didn’t plan on making a second one.

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“Then all of our ancillary characters were so good and fun that we felt like, ‘Let’s do another movie and give those characters more real estate that we didn’t have before’. Once we did that, we felt like there was no other story.

“Let’s just like get out of jail. I actually like the second movie more than the first one. It’s more fun and I think more of what people expected the first film to be. I obviously love that one, too.”

Project Artemis is set to stream on Apple TV+, with a release date yet to be confirmed.

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