May 4th, 2009

Some new information from

EW has confirmed that Scarlett Johansson’s first directorial effort, a movie short starring Kevin Bacon, has been left on the cutting room floor of the upcoming anthology film New York, I Love You. But, contrary to the many Internet rumors, it’s not because the footage was unwatchable. “It’s not a bad piece at all,” says one insider on the film. “In fact, I quite liked it.”

So why axe Scarlett’s piece? It seems her somber story about an obsessive-compulsive man who only finds peace when he reaches Coney Island and buys a hot dog just didn’t jive with the rest of the shorts. “It’s shot in black and white and there’s very little dialogue or interpersonal relationships,” explains the insider. “It just didn’t work in the context of the movie.”

2 Comments on “More Info About Scarlett’s Segment

  1. Rob

    my question is. If the story doesnt fit with the other films, why did they greenlight it? Why let her shoot the script, designed to apart of New York, I love You? They must have read the script! They must have known what it was about. So why let her film it????

  2. Riikka

    Good question, Rob!

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