Apple Original Films' 'Ghosted' loses Scarlett Johansson — James Bond star steps in

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What you need to know

  • Scarlett Johansson will no longer star in Ghosted.
  • No Time To Die star Ana de Armas will now star opposite Chris Evans.

Upcoming Apple Original Films and Apple TV+ movie Ghosted has lost a big name — superstar Scarlett Johansson will no longer star opposite Chris Evans, according to a new report. No Time To Die star Ana de Armas is taking over the role.

The news comes via The Hollywood Reporter, with De Armas set to be dropped in as a direct replacement for Johansson although it isn't immediately clear why the change has been made.

Evans and Johansson, known for playing Captain America and Black Widow, respectively, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had originally teamed up for Ghosted. The deal for the Apple film was the second Johansson signed after filing her lawsuit against Disney over alleged contract breaches with the Disney+ release of Black Widow.

While starring, Chris Evans will also produce alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, and Jules Daly, the report notes.

It's still very much early days for the whole project, but anything starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas will garner plenty of attention, even without the lure of Johansson. Ghosted is written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, two of the names involved with Deadpool and Zombieland — both excellent movies in their own right. Apple will be hoping for a similar from what is set to be a "romantic action-adventure film."

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.