‘Fly Me To The Moon’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson And Chris Evans Fake The Moon Landing In New Apple Rom-Com

There’s a certain segment out there who believe the 1969 mission to the moon was fake. More specifically, they believe filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was brought in to make the whole thing look legit. For those people, recognized by their tinfoil hats, Fly Me to the Moon must feel like validation because that cockamamie idea serves as the premise of the rom-com starring Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson.

Directed by Greg Berlanti, (Love, Simon, Life As We Know It) and penned by Rose Gilroy (yep, Tony Gilroy’s daughter), the film centers on a Mad Men-esque marketing exec played by Johansson and a NASA flight instructor who bond while trying to create a fake moon landing as a back-up plan.

Also in the cast are Nick Dillenburg, Anna Garcia, Jim Rash, Noah Robbins, Colin Woodell, Christian Zuber, Donald Elise Watkins, Ray Romano, and Woody Harrelson. The film was originally titled Project Artemis and had Chris Evans in the role eventually taken over by Tatum.

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…

Apple will release Fly Me to the Moon in theaters on July 12th followed by Apple TV+ at a later date.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.