Jul 17th, 2006

Scarlett Johansson will join Natalie Portman and Eric Bana in The Other Boleyn Girl for helmer Justin Chadwick. Pic, based on Phillippa Gregory’s historical novel, is being produced by Scott Rudin Prods., Ruby Films and BBC Films.

Story centers on two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, who were rivals for the bed and heart of King Henry VIII. Portman and Johansson will star as the sisters, with Bana playing the King. Peter Morgan penned the adaptation. Sony is distributing domestically, with Focus Features handling international distribution. Shooting starts this fall in London.

Johansson next stars in Woody Allen’s Scoop, out July 28, followed by The Black Dahlia on Sept. 15 and The Prestige Oct. 27. She just wrapped The Nanny Diaries.

Source: Variety

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