Chris Evans used his friendship with Ana de Armas to recruit her for his or her movie ‘Ghosted’ after Scarlett Johansson dropped out.
Chris and Ana star within the new Apple TV Plus motion movie, however director Dexter Fletcher has revealed that Scarlett was initially forged as the feminine lead partially due to her lifelong friendship with the actor and when he received into bother of programming, Chris had to usher in one other of her buddies.
Fletcher informed The Hollywood Reporter, “I used to be fortunate sufficient to get together with Chris and meet him, and he was like, ‘Look, Scarlett is a good buddy. I will ask Scarlett.’ to that pairing, and for some time it felt actually constructive and excellent…[Scarlett]was engaged, she was giving nice script notes and concepts had been flowing at large conferences. However as tends to occur, instances change , after which impulsively, we had been like, ‘Oh no, that is not going to work,’ which was onerous.”
Nevertheless, Chris got here to the rescue by convincing Ana to come back on board after working together with her on ‘Knives Out’ and ‘The Grey Man’.
Fletcher continued: “I mentioned in a short time to Chris, ‘What about Ana?’ And he mentioned, ‘I do know Ana.’ And I mentioned, ‘Yeah, I do know you already know him!’
“I had seen her in ‘No Time to Die,’ and I knew she was doing ‘Blonde.’ I additionally liked her in ‘Blade Runner 2049.’ So it turned a really fast dialog, and utilizing her friendship, Chris selected choose up the cellphone…”
She added, “So, sadly, (Scarlett) solely had that window of availability, and that was it. However we weren’t like, ‘Okay, let’s exit and discover as many actors who’re Chris Evans mates as we will after which throw a rock at see which one we hit.” It was actually fortunate that Ana had a window of alternative, and they’re such nice buddies. In order that was fairly easy. “