There are some trades that are speculating this former child actor turned A/A- list adult television actor/sometime director left his current gigĀ  because he was about to land a tent pole franchise movie.

It could also be that he thought he was going to sleep with the A list actress in the movie, when she is already sleeping with her frequent co-star.

Jason Bateman


Scarlett Johansson

Chris Evans

Jason Bateman withdraws from directing the movie Artemis over creative differences… after Apple paid $100 million-plus to purchase movie which stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans

Jason Bateman has left the film Artemis, which he was slated to direct, over creative differences.

Deadline on Tuesday reported that the decision between Bateman and the film’s production company These Pictures was an amicable one, and that the sides could work again if the right project was to arise.

The film, which details the timeframe around the Space Race, stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans; Johansson is also a producer on the movie.

Apple in March paid more than $100 million to acquire the motion picture, which was penned by screenwriter Rose Gilroy, who is the daughter of writer-filmmaker Dan Gilroy and actress Rene Russo, Deadline previously reported.

Bateman recently finished making the last season of his Netflix hit Ozark.

The collaboration between Evans and Johansson comes as the performers had hoped to work with one another in the wake of their work of the Avengers series. – Source

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