In my continuing quest to complete the DVD screencaptures for all of Scarlett’s movies, I have added 700 from The Spirit – including menus and a making of featurette. While not one of my favorite movies, it is visually stunning and Scarlett looks amazing!
While perusing the gallery, I noticed that we were lacking DVD quality screencaptures of The Other Boleyn Girl. This has now been remedied with the addition of nearly 2000 captures including the movie, featurettes, and deleted scenes. I’m expecting my copies of Vicky Cristina Barcelona and The Spirit tomorrow so screencaptures of those will be up soon!
– The Other Boleyn Girl: DVD Screencaptures
– The Other Boleyn Girl: DVD Screencaptures > Featurette: ‘Members of the Court: Character Biography’
– The Other Boleyn Girl: DVD Screencaptures > Featurette: ‘Translating History to Screen’
– The Other Boleyn Girl: DVD Screencaptures > Deleted Scenes
Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau has been posting more updates from the set, including one regarding Scarlett, posted today.
Scarlett’s first day on set in the Black Widow outfit. You’ve never heard a crew get so quiet so fast.
Source: Jon Favreau
Some new information from EW.com:
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.”
Unfortunately it appears that the Scarlett directed segment has been cut out from the theatrical version of New York, I Love You. NyPost.com reports – but please take the so-called insider quotes as grain of salt. Early reviews of Scarlett’s segment were positive and we know how Page Six likes to stir up controversy.
Scarlett Johansson’s dream of being a director was dashed on her first try.
Johansson — who’s said in the past she’d prefer to direct rather than act — helmed a segment for the upcoming movie New York, I Love You, a series of intertwined love stories shot by several auteurs, including Brett Ratner and Natalie Portman.
But unfortunately for Johansson, her segment, starring Kevin Bacon and shot in black and white, was deemed “unwatchable,” sources said.
“It was really bad, so it was cut,” one insider told Page Six. Andrei Zvyagintsev’s segment starring Carla Gugino and Goran Visnjic was also cut from the final edit.
But the film’s producer, Emmanuel Benbihy, told us Johansson’s bit ended up in the scrapheap not because it was bad, but because “the story did not specifically involve an interpersonal relationship, and it was conceptualized to be filmed in black and white — both of which were extreme departures from the other films.”
On June 2, 2009, Warner Home Video will release He’s Just Not That Into You on DVD and Blu-ray. The film follows several in a cast of characters as they navigate through the muddy waters of dating, human interaction, and flailing relationships, as the film boasts an all-star cast with the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, and many others. It will contain bonus materials and extra features, though no price points have currently been set in stone.
The He’s Just Not That Into You releases will feature the following bonus materials:
* Baltimore Blade: The Relationship Issue featurette
* Six Words that Make Up a Film
* The Director Stages a Scene: Duet for Telephones
* Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Ken Kwapis
* Digital Copy
* BD-Live (Blu-ray Exclusive)
The play is still in previews at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, but writer Dan Gordon is already eyeing a film version of Irena’s Vow, and he’s got a particular star in mind: Scarlett Johansson. Gordon, author of the screenplays for movies such as Passenger 57, Wyatt Earp and The Hurricane, told The New York Times that initial overtures have been made to Johansson to play World War II heroine Irena Gut Opdyke in an independent feature film version that he plans to adapt and direct himself this fall.
Tovah Feldshuh is playing Irena on Broadway in a performance in which she shifts from an old woman narrating her own story to flashback scenes as an 18-year-old Polish Catholic teenager. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena was forced to work as head housekeeper for a prominent Nazi major. During her two years of service, she risked her life in order to save the lives of 12 Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care.
Scarlett’s reps have confirmed to E! Online that she is indeed joining the sequel to Iron Man which the first grossed over $500 million worldwide. The deal was signed this afternoon. The second chapter is scheduled for a May 2010 release. Furthermore, long rumored Mickey Rourke is officially confirmed too. The rest of the cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, and Sam Rockwell.
“Scarlett is thrilled to be a part of Iron Man.” – her rep, Marcel Pariseau
Scarlett will be playing Black Widow. There is a lot of mythology surrounding her character and several variations so we’ll just have to await how the movie’s version will feature her and of course how Scarlett Johansson adapts her. You can learn about Black Widow on Wikipedia.
The details of the plot are highly guarded at this time but it’s known that in the sequel, Mickey Rourke will play Whiplash, a character that includes elements from that comic book villain and Crimson Dynamo, another Russian baddie.
Sam Rockwell will play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man, being played by a returning Robert Downey Jr.
Source: E! Online
Some more Ironman 2 gossip from DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com:
I’ve already posted my scoop that Mickey Rourke will play the Russian villain in Iron Man 2 in a Marvel Studios deal that started out lowball and went up a lot. Now I’m told that Emily Blunt won’t be in the sequel and Black Widow will now be played by Scarlett Johannson. (Interesting because Scarlett actually screen-tested for the role and didn’t get it.) But I hear that, unlike Mickey’s money, the deal for her is “just the opposite, a terrible deal made by CAA,” one of my insiders says. “It’s as bad as any deal that I’ve heard. It’s lowball money. And it ties her to countless movies, including that ensemble The Avengers, which is what makes this brutal for a lot of actors.” As for Blunt, I’m told she fell out not by choice but only because Fox exercised an option that the studio had from The Devil Wears Prada to make her do the upcoming film starring Jack Black, Gullivers Travels.