‘Fountain Of Youth’: John Krasinkski And Natalie Portman To Star In Guy Ritchie’s Adventure Film

Are people still asking for Guy Ritchie to do another Sherlock Holmes movie? Because I think it’s time to give that up now. Ritchie has been doing anything and everything except that, working faster than ever in his career. Since 2019 he has been on a roll with AladdinThe Gentleman, a pair of Jason Statham films in Wrath of Man and Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, along with his critically-acclaimed The Covenant, while this year he has The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and another action movie with Jake Gyllenhaal on the way. And now you can add another, Fountain of Youth, with one heck of a cast lined up.

Set to star in adventure movie Fountain of Youth are John Krasinski and Oscar winner Natalie Portman. The film centers on estranged siblings who set on a global heist to find the legendary Fountain of Youth, using their knowledge of history to decipher the clues and possibly lead them to immortality.

The film has a script by James Vanderbilt, whose diverse screenwriting career includes the recent Scream films, The Amazing Spider-Man, Truth, and David Fincher’s Zodiac. Dude can write anything, most of it pretty well.

This is a big money package being put together, which is why Apple and Skydance Media have come together to make it happen. Production begins in the first quarter of 2024, and at the rate Ritchie is currently working we could see it by the end of the year or early next. [Deadline]

Travis Hopson
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