Fly Me to the Moon (2024 film)

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Fly Me to the Moon
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGreg Berlanti
Screenplay byRose Gilroy
Story by
  • Bill Kirstein
  • Keenan Flynn
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
Edited byHarry Jierjian
Music byDaniel Pemberton
Production
companies
Distributed byColumbia Pictures (through Sony Pictures Releasing)
Release date
  • July 12, 2024 (2024-07-12)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$100 million [1]

Fly Me to the Moon is an upcoming American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti and written by Rose Gilroy. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Nick Dillenburg, Anna Garcia, Jim Rash, Noah Robbins, Colin Woodell, Christian Zuber, Donald Elise Watkins, Ray Romano, and Woody Harrelson. Its plot follows the relationship between a marketing specialist and a NASA director during the 1960s Space Race.

Fly Me to the Moon is scheduled to be released theatrically in the United States and Canada by Columbia Pictures through Sony Pictures Releasing on July 12, 2024, before streaming on Apple TV+ at a later date.[2][3][4]

Premise[edit]

During the 1960s Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union, a relationship develops between the NASA director in charge of the Apollo 11 launch and the marketing specialist brought in to fix NASA's public image and stage a "back-up" fake moon landing.[5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In March 2022, Apple Studios announced they had acquired the rights to produce a movie set in the backdrop of the Space Race, then titled Project Artemis, for $100 million. Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans were also announced as starring in the film, with Jason Bateman directing.[7] In May, Bateman said the working title Project Artemis was likely to change.[8] He left the project the following month, citing creative differences,[9] and was later replaced by Greg Berlanti, his first directorial effort since 2018's Love, Simon.

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.[10] In September, Jim Rash joined the cast.[11] Ray Romano, Anna Garcia and Woody Harrelson would be added in the following months.[12][13][14]

Filming began on October 27, 2022, in Atlanta, with a casting call issued seeking extras to play NASA employees and FBI agents.[15] By December 21, 2023, with a release date of July 12, 2024 set, the film was no longer titled Project Artemis.[2] In April 2024, the film's new title was revealed to be Fly Me to the Moon,[5][16] and Daniel Pemberton was confirmed to compose the score for the film.[17]

Release[edit]

Following their partnership on Napoleon, Apple entered another agreement with Sony Pictures to distribute the film in theatres in December 2023.[18] That same month, it was scheduled for a theatrical release in the United States and Canada on July 12, 2024.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://variety.com/2024/film/box-office/summer-box-office-deadpool-3-despicable-me-inside-out-2-1235981208/
  2. ^ a b Saperstein, Pat (December 21, 2023). "Sony Dates Scarlett Johansson-Channing Tatum Film, George Clooney and Brad Pitt's 'Wolfs' for 2024". Variety. Retrieved December 22, 2023.
  3. ^ 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. Retrieved February 28, 2024.
  4. ^ "Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum Pair Up for the First Time in Fly Me to the Moon First Look (Exclusive)". People.com.
  5. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 4, 2024). "Scarlett Johansson & Channing Tatum Apple Original Film Gets Title". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2024.
  6. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 8, 2024). "Scarlett Johansson & Channing Tatum Blast Off In Apple Original Films' First Trailer For 'Fly Me To The Moon' – CinemaCon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2024.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (July 14, 2022). "Channing Tatum, Greg Berlanti Joining Scarlett Johansson for Apple's Project Artemis". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  11. ^ Grobar, Matt (September 14, 2022). "Project Artemis: Jim Rash Boards Greg Berlanti's Space Race Pic For Apple". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  12. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 31, 2022). "Ray Romano Joins Greg Berlanti-Helmed Apple Space Race Project Artemis". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  13. ^ Grobar, Matt (November 8, 2022). "Project Artemis: Newcomer Anna Garcia Lands Breakout Role In Greg Berlanti Apple Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Roberts, Michele (October 10, 2022). "ENTERTAINMENT Casting for PROJECT ARTEMIS". CW 69. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  16. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (April 8, 2024). "'Fly Me to the Moon' Trailer: Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum Fake the Moon Landing for NASA in 1969 Romantic-Comedy". Variety. Retrieved April 8, 2024.
  17. ^ "Daniel Pemberton Scoring Greg Berlanti's 'Fly Me to the Moon'". Film Music Reporter. April 8, 2024. Retrieved April 8, 2024.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 21, 2023). "Sony Dates Apple's 'Wolfs' & 'Project Artemis' For 2024". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2023.

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