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Aug 13th, 2008

Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain are trying to corner the market on sword-swinging fantasy adventures.

Blackman and McCain have been hired to rework the script for Conan, as in the barbarian, for Lionsgate. And the writing team’s action-adventure screenplay Amazon, an epic about female warriors to which Scarlett Johansson has been attached, is sailing out of turnaround toward Lionsgate as well, with Neal Moritz and his Original Film banner coming on to produce once the deal is completed.

Director searches are under way for both.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Jul 21st, 2008

The Relativity-financed film Brilliant / Brilliance (which ever the title will be) was sold at the Cannes Film Festival. The newest news is that the jewel thief vehicle, to be directed by Samuel Bayer, will be lensing in October. So it would appear that Mary Queen of Scots is again post-poned and Scarlett’s next project will be Brilliant.

Source: Variety

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Jun 27th, 2008

One of next year’s films that has been a little under the fanboy radar is the upcoming adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s classic manga, Astro Boy about a young super-powered robot.

No word yet on her role, but Scarlett will join some sizeable voice talent alongside Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy and Freddie Highmore (as Astro Boy himself).

Everything I’ve seen in regards to the production looks they’re getting it perfect and it sounds like well-deserved promotion for the film is about to start up in a big way.

Case in point, if you’re in LA next weekend, July 3 -5, be sure to check out Anime Expo 2008 at the downtown Convention Center. Both Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment will be there to promote the film (at booths 913 and 915) and the film’s director, David Bowers, will be around the convention as well.

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Jan 12th, 2008

Dolly Parton, Jeanne Carmen and Jenna Jameson are not the only celebrities who wish Scarlett would play them in a biopic… Apparently Courtney Love has also handpicked Scarlett to play her in an upcoming film! Here’s a reportage from The Mirror:

When Courtney Love wanted an actress to play her in a film about her rock’n’roll life, the chosen one had to be young, beautiful and fabulous – obviously.

So she’s asked gorgeous Scarlett Johansson to portray her in the new £30million movie about life with tragic rocker husband Kurt Cobain.

And Courtney, who is executive producer on the film, has been raving about Lost In Translation star Scarlett, who she knows from the LA party scene.

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Dec 18th, 2007

Dolly Parton, the well-endowed country singing legend, has made it clear she wants Scarlett Johansson to play her in a movie biopic of her life.

The “9 to 5″ singer has also reportedly been in talks with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes about producing the movie.

A source said: “Dolly is a huge fan of Scarlett and thinks she would be perfect for the role. She has approached Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to see if they will produce the film. She’s really excited about the project, and is determined to have the very best people in town working on it.”

Source: WENN

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Sep 5th, 2007

Scarlett Johansson really made an impression on music video director Samuel Bayer during the making of Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around…Comes Around” mini-movie — so much so that the two will team up again later this year.

“Scarlett is one of the sexiest actresses around,” Bayer told MTV News. “And she can just become her characters. Look at what she did during the Corvette scene, which a lot of people won’t catch. She was shooting that on a green screen, and right before we were rolling, she was laughing. We start, and she’s crying. It was just unbelievable. It’s stuff like that which makes you know someone’s a star.”

So it was a no-brainer for Bayer that when Johansson mentioned her next project was hunting for a director, and she’d like to work with him again, to come aboard. “It’s called Brilliance and it’s about diamond thieves, and we start shooting this winter,” Bayer said. “So many things came together in all the right ways. It really was a case of ‘what goes around, comes around.’ In a good way.”

Source: MTV

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Aug 17th, 2007

Scarlett Johansson has lined up a series of roles that will see her moving quickly from modern relationships to comic strip noir to costume drama.

Johansson has joined the all-star cast of the ensemble comedy Into You, which she will shoot first, before then materializing as a femme fatale in Will Eisner’s The Spirit, being filmed by Sin City writer/director Frank Miller.

In the winter, she will don a crown for Mary Queen of Scots, a long-gestating project to which she’s has been attached to some time.

In He’s Just Not That Into You, Johansson will play a pilates instructor/aspiring singer who has an affair with a married man and hopes that he will leave his wife for her.

She joins Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Connolly, Justin Long, Ginnifer Goodwin and Drew Barrymore in the movie of interconnecting story arcs dealing with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.

Ken Kwapis (License to Wed) is directing the New Line movie.

For The Spirit, Miller’s adaptation of the classic Eisner film noir comic strip series, Johansson is in final negotiations to play a dangerous beauty named Silk N. Floss. Eisner’s strip was known for its women with dangerous curves, and Miller is intent on keeping that tradition. Floss is a sexy and intelligent secretary with a vindictive instinct, making her the perfect accomplice to the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), an evil mastermind.

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Jul 31st, 2007

Internet gossip sites are once again buzzing with the false information that Scarlett is to portray porn star Jenna Jameson in an upcoming biopic. As you may remember, Scarlett’s rep confirmed the reports as being completely untrue back in January 2007. Here’s a report from People, where the rumors are once again reported as false;

Despite circulating reports and Jenna Jameson’s hopes that the actress is just the right mix of sexy and mysterious, Scarlett Johansson will not portray the porn star in the film adaptation of her autobiography.

“Scarlett has never seen a script nor been approached about this project,” says a rep for the actress. “She also has no interest in playing this role.”

Speaking with People at the Comic Con convention in San Diego this weekend, Jameson, 33, said she was smitten with the 22-year-old Johansson after seeing her Golden Globe-nominated turn in the 2003 film Lost in Translation.

“I remember thinking to myself, this girl has such a sexuality without even really trying to be sexy,” Jameson said. “I was like, ‘This girl could play me.'”

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Jun 19th, 2007

According to New York Post, Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst have showed interest in starring in a film adaptation of Monopoly. The world’s best-selling game is being transferred into an improbable feature-length movie by director Ridley Scott. Scarlett has reportedly found the idea of a film version “funny, wacky, but interesting.”

Hasbro, the owners of Monopoly’s manufacturers, Parker Brothers, expects the movie to be a blockbuster with Ridley at the helm. Casting agency William Morris told the company that it would take sexy stars to make the unlikely film a worldwide hit.

“Everyone has played Monopoly in one version or another so, hopefully, they would be curious about how it translates to the screen,” a Hasbro consultant said.

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