‘Fly Me To The Moon’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson And Channing Tatum Try To Save NASA In Space Rom-Com Arriving This Summer

Remember Project Artemis? The Apple Original space romance with Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum has a new title: Fly Me to the Moon. Eh, okay. Well, today Sony Pictures has debuted the trailer for the film which has been flying not to the moon, but under the radar for months with very little known about it.

Set in the 1960s, the film is set against the backdrop of the historic Apollo 11, Johannson and Tatum play a marketing genius and a launch director whose passions ignite as they try to fix NASA’s public image.

The film is directed by Greg Berlanti (Life as We Know It, the Arrowverse), from a script by Rose Gilroy, daughter of actress Rene Russo and Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy. Not a bad pedigree, is it?

Johansson and Tatum are joined in the cast by Woody Harrelson, Ray Romano, Jim Rash, Colin Woodell, Noah Robbins, Anna Garcia, and Donald Elise Watkins. It was originally meant to be a Marvel reunion of Johansson and Chris Evans, with Jason Bateman directing, but those plans obviously changed.

Here’s the synopsis: Starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, FLY ME TO THE MOON is a sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Brought in to fix NASA’s public image, sparks fly in all directions as marketing maven Kelly Jones (Johansson) wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s (Tatum) already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up and the countdown truly begins…

Fly Me to the Moon opens in theaters on July 12th.


Travis Hopson
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