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May 11th, 2007

Ms. Johansson’s publicist has informed me that despite the rumors currently circling online, there is no truth to Scarlett joining the cast of Roman Polanski’s Pompeii.

Also, Mary Queen of Scots has been postponed so it will not be shot this summer/fall. Scarlett’s next movie will be the Woody Allen Spanish Project, which is set to begin filming in July in Barcelona and Asturias. But before that, she will record her album next month.

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Jan 20th, 2007

Scarlett Johansson’s publicist has confirmed to Scarlett-Fan.com that there is no truth to the recent gossip regarding Scarlett starring as porn star Jenna Jameson in an upcoming movie.

And despite what you may have read at IMDb, Brilliant does not have a director attached to it nor a shoot date.

Last but not least, Scarlett has been informed about the Birthday Project.

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Sep 14th, 2006

Gossip site Daily Snack recently reported that Ms. Johansson is rumoured to be playing victim Natascha Kampusch in a a £50million Hollywood movie. Scarlett’s publicist has confirmed this article to not be true, that her involved is just internet gossip.

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May 19th, 2006

According to Variety, Scarlett has signed on to topline director Barry Levinson’s heist film Brilliant, from Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films. The film, which will head into production in September, follows Scarlett as a jewel thief who teams up with a conman to pull off the biggest heist in history. However, the duo’s relationship is fraught with twists and turns.

Gillian Gorfil and Elizabeth Shorten wrote the screenplay, based on a story by Gorfil and Nicholas Lorentz. Brilliant is being produced by Scarlett’s mother Melanie Johansson, Avi Lerner, Randall Emmett and Gorfil. Boaz Davidson, George Furla, Danny Dimbort and John Thompson will executive produce.

Lerner expects the movie to be a wide release in September 2007.

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Apr 20th, 2006

According to Evening Standard, Woody Allen is set to make his third film in London after scrapping a Paris-based project because of spiralling costs. The article names Scarlett and Kate Winslet as thought to be in the running for the leading role.

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Apr 16th, 2006

According to Teen Hollywood, Scarlett, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan all battling it out for the lead role in Penelope Spheeris’ The Gospel According To Janis, an upcoming film on the life and death of Janis Joplin.

Apparently the director has already said that Pink would be her first choice for the part, but the singer has decided not to pursue the project. Pink explains, “I dropped out of it. Scheduling conflicts. Plus they’re trying to turn it into some circus pop contest – who’s the ‘it’ girl who wants to play Janis.”

“Janis was so much deeper than that.”

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Nov 11th, 2005

I couldn’t believe it when I read the news, but appearantly Scarlett will star in another new movie – she currently is in negotiations to star in “The Nanny Diaries,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel about a college student who works for a family from hell. Scarlett would play the aptly named Nan, who juggles the Park Avenue household’s marital woes, her classes, a romance and a spoiled kid.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, who wrote and directed 2003′s “American Splendor,” are in talks to direct the film from their adaptation of the book by former nannies Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin. The Weinstein Co. project is eyeing a February start date in Toronto and New York. I have to say that this project sounds quite good, and I really hope the movie will be made. :)





 
Nov 7th, 2005

Johansson to Play an Amazon Warrior
Moshe Diamant’s Signature Pictures has made a deal to finance Amazon, a vehicle for Scarlett Johansson to play a gladiatrix from 200 B.C. who exacts vengeance on an army that destroyed her homeland. Variety says that Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain will write the script.
The trade adds that the idea for Johansson to play an Amazon warrior came from the actress, who mentioned it to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci while they worked together on The Island. That duo will produce with Melanie Johansson, Gilles Arondeau and Alexandra Milchan-Lambert.
They drafted Blackman and McCain, who just wrote Outlander, a period Viking saga that McCain will direct for Ascendant Pictures and The Weinstein Co.; production on that project starts next June in New Zealand.
(Source: Coming Soon)

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