Earlier, it had been reported that Sony had made a deal with Apple Films in which the studio got to distribute two high-profile movies globally before getting settled at its home on the Apple TV+ app. Sony arose as the victor in a bidding war for the two films — Wolfs, starring Oceans trilogy buddies George Clooney and Brad Pitt, and Project Artemis, which features Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum (although now it is being reported that the title may change). The acquisitions mirror a similar distributing deal Sony has with Apple for Ridley Scott‘s recent historical epic, Napoleon, which gave the movie a release on November 22 with a 45-day theatrical window.
According to Deadline, Sony has now found the dates that the studio plans to release the films and start their theatrical window. Project Artemis is now slated to hit theaters on July 12, 2024, while Wolfs is now ready to get its release later in the year on September 20, 2024. As with Apple’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Napoleon, the films will be available on large premium screens, while Wolfs will get to screen in IMAX theaters.
Wolfs comes from Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts. Watts marks his first non-superhero project by writing and directing the film “which follows two lone-wolf fixers assigned to the same job.” According to Deadline, “The star-studded cast also includes Academy Award-nominee and SAG Award-winner Amy Ryan. Clooney and Pitt are also producers. Clooney and Pitt are also producers. Clooney produces with Grant Heslov through Smokehouse Pictures. Pitt produces alongside Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment. Dianne McGunigle also produces.”
Meanwhile, Project Artemis is “directed by 2x Primetime Emmy nominee Greg Berlanti and written by Rose Gilroy, is set against the 1960s space race. Johansson and Tatum star alongside an ensemble cast that includes Jim Rash, Emmy Award-winner Ray Romano, newcomer Anna Garcia, Donald Elise Watkins, Noah Robbins, Colin Woodell, Nick Dillenburg and Christian Zuber and Woody Harrelson. In addition to starring, Johansson serves as producer under her These Pictures banner. Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn produce alongside Johansson for These Pictures. Sarah Schechter produces for Berlanti Productions. Robert Dohrmann executive produces, and Apple Studios serves as the studio.”