Ghosted (2023) is a movie that blends action, adventure, and romance in an intriguing way. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers, the film stars Chris Evans as Cole Turner and Ana de Armas as Sadie Rhodes. Produced by Apple Studios and Skydance Media, it was released on Apple TV+ on April 21, 2023.
Ghosted (2023 Film): A Romantic Action-Adventure Comedy
The story starts at a Washington D.C. farmers’ market, where Sadie, played by Ana de Armas, a lonely woman, meets Cole, a romantic vendor. They spend the night together and have sex. But then, Cole’s texts to Sadie go unanswered, and he realizes he is being “ghosted.”
|Writers||Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers|
|Story By||Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick|
|Producers||Apple Studios, Skydance Media|
|Starring||Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Mike Moh, Tate Donovan, Amy Sedaris, and more|
|Release Date||April 21, 2023|
|Genre||Romantic Action-Adventure Comedy|
|Plot Summary||After a night of passion, Cole is ghosted by Sadie. When he tracks her down in London, he is abducted by arms dealers, and Sadie reveals herself to be a CIA agent. The two go on a mission to recover a stolen bio-weapon called "Aztec". Along the way, they encounter danger and betrayal, but also rekindle their romance.|
|Production Companies||Apple Studios, Skydance Media|
|Filming Locations||Tallulah Falls Lake in Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia; North Park Square, Marietta, Georgia; Chesapeake and Ohio Canal between Thomas Jefferson and 31st Street in Georgetown, Lincoln Book Tower, Ford's Theatre|
|Box Office||Not disclosed, but it became Apple TV+'s most watched film debut despite negative reviews.|
|MPAA Rating||Not yet rated|
Cole’s sister suspects that Sadie is ignoring him, but his parents convince him to surprise her in London after he locates her through a tracker on his inhaler, which he left in her bag.
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As the story progresses, Cole is abducted by arms dealers in Pakistan who believe him to be a legendary CIA operative known as “the Taxman.” Sadie rescues him before he can be tortured, and they embark on a chase through the Khyber Pass. They escape from Cole’s captors, who are working for Leveque, a disgraced French Intelligence agent selling a stolen bio-weapon called “Aztec” for which he needs the passcode.
In a nearby town, Cole and Sadie meet Marco, her old contact and former lover. He warns Cole that Sadie cares more about the success of a mission than her boyfriend’s life. Marco agrees to take Cole home, but their plan is interrupted by bounty hunters after Leveque puts a price on Cole’s head.
Marco is killed, but the bounty hunters all kill each other. Sadie is determined to recover Aztec using Cole as bait, and she delivers him to Leveque. Cole parachutes to safety with the Aztec case, and a wounded Sadie, landing on Socotra Island. Cole uses his agricultural knowledge to treat her wounds, reconnecting with her in the process.
The story culminates in a thrilling gunfight at a revolving restaurant, with Cole and Sadie fighting against Leveque and his men. Cole ultimately kills Wagner by throwing him into the mechanism, and Sadie sends Leveque crashing through a window to his death. They rekindle their relationship, and Sadie meets Cole’s family.
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The film features a star-studded cast, including Chris Evans as Cole Turner, Ana de Armas as Sadie Rhodes, Adrien Brody as Leveque, Mike Moh as Wagner, and Tate Donovan and Amy Sedaris as Cole’s parents. The film received mixed reviews from critics but became Apple TV+’s most-watched film debut.
Ghosted (2023) was shot in various locations in Georgia, including Tallulah Falls Lake in Tallulah Gorge State Park, North Park Square, Marietta, Chesapeake, and Ohio Canal between Thomas Jefferson and 31st Street in Georgetown, and Lincoln Book Tower, Ford’s Theatre. With a blend of action, adventure, and romance, Ghosted is an entertaining movie that is well worth watching.