Luc Besson is showing remarkable restraint by ruling out a sequel for this summer’s hit “Lucy,” but that will not stop every executive around town from throwing action scripts at the feet of Scarlett Johansson. The actress, who already has Marvel fans campaigning for a Black Widow spinoff, now has Warner Bros. offering her charge role in a long-in-the-works live action adaptation of a cult classic anime movie.
Deadline is reporting that Johansson has been offered $10 million to star as Major Motoko Kusanagi, the film’s “augmented-cybernetic human” lead character. As a person in the elite task force Section 9, Major Kusanagi faces terrorists and thugs on the cyber warfare front of a futuristic cyberpunk version of Japan. With lush visuals and a healthy dose of science fiction, Ghost In The Shell has the makings of a four quadrant hit.
Speaking of remakes, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” helmer David Lowery is gearing up “Pete’s Dragon” over at Disney and Robert Redford of all people is in early talks for the movie, according to THR. It’s yet another surprise move for Redford who also appeared in this year’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” but it will work better once you keep in mind that Lowery and Redford have another project cooking, the financial institution robber tale “The Old Man And The Gun.”
Scarlett Johansson and Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes are teaming up to form a crew more dynamic than Johannson’s “The Avengers” character. As opposed to saving the planet, this trio has gone out to save homeless dogs all across America.
Lambert, Rimes and Johansson, together with Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Fergie, Paula Abdul, Betty White and Kesha, is going to take part in “The Great American Dog-A-Thon” on Fox this Thanksgiving
“The Great American Dog-A-Thon” will air Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 27, on Fox from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.
Scarlett Johansson is reportedly to starring in ‘Custom Of The Country’ Limited Series For Sony TV
According the news, Sony Pictures TV is combining, Scarlett Johansson for a limited series project that’s about to hit the market. Johansson is placed to star in and executive produce the eight-episode period series, from Charles Finch’s Pink Sands, which is based on Wharton’s 1913 novel The Custom Of The Country.
Johannson will play the story’s heroine Undine Spragg, and the period drama will chronicle her mission to get to the heights of New York beau monde at all necessary.
Custom Of The Country was identified as a serious matter of ambition is probably the most literary rock heroine Undine Spragg to be played by Johansson in her first TV role.
However, Julian Fellowes said that he was greatly inspired by the 1913 novel. He said :
“I felt this was my book; this was talking to me in a most extreme and immediate way, In Undine Spragg, Wharton has created an anti-heroine absolutely in the same rank as Becky Sharp, Scarlett O’Hara, or Lizzy Eustace,”
After much anticipation, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey’s fragrance ad for Dolce & Gabbana’s The One is finally here!
Directed by Martin Scorsese, the black-and-white shot spread features the “Mud” actor and “The Avengers” beauty, both rocking their Sunday best.
The brand ambassadors cozy up next to each other as McConaughey points off to the distance.
As recently reported by GossipCenter, Scarlett nabbed the 2013 Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” title.
While chatting with the publication, the 28-year-old actress joked about her thriving career. “You know, I gotta hustle, I’m a twenty-eight year old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers.”
“Then they just sort of stop.I have to hedge against that with work – theater, producing this thing with Esquire. Sounds pretty bloodless, I guess,” she added.
– DOLCE & GABBANA > DOLCE & GABBANA’S THE ONE PERFUME 2013
The Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 family drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker as a couple grappling with ghosts of the past and an uncertain future, ends its run March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Finding Neverland) helmed the production, set within a sweltering upstairs bedroom of a sweeping Mississipi plantation, which began previews Dec. 18, 2012, and officially opened Jan. 17.
It ends its 15-week engagement, as scheduled, having played 34 previews and 84 regular performances. Representatives for the production did not respond to questions regarding whether the production had recouped its investment. Critics offered a mixed response to the revival.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played to 61.7 percent capacity for the week ending March 24, grossing $647,429.
Scarlett (dressed head to toe by Dolce & Gabbana) and her co-stars attended the ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ opening night after party on January 17th at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Lots of celebrities attended the play, and though it got mixed reviews, all of them praised Scarlett’s performance, so well donde girl! Check out pics of the party in our gallery:
– Public Events 2013 > ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ Opening Night After Party
When attending the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof photocall in November 2012, Scarlett also had her portraits shot. These were relased this week. I added them to the gallery.
– Theater > ‘Cat On a Hot Tin Roof’ > “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” 2012 Portraits
Scarlett Johansson didn’t receive an Oscar nomination on Thursday morning, but the actress could be a part of the 85th annual Academy Awards anyway. Johansson sings the Oscar-nominated song “Before My Time” from the documentary “Chasing Ice.” The music and lyrics are by J. Ralph, who gets credit for the Oscar nomination.
“Chasing Ice” was expected to earn a nomination for Best Documentary Feature, but it was left off that list. It did make the cut for Best Original Song, however, joining “Everybody Needs a Friend” from “Ted,” “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi,” “Skyfall” from “Skyfall” and “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables.”
“Before My Time” is a mournful track that ran over the credits for “Chasing Ice.” According to IMDb, the film follows “National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.”
Listen to “Before My Time” here. The 85th annual Academy Awards happen on Feb. 24; Johansson is not confirmed to appear just yet.
For more on the Oscar nominations, click here.