After making several movies abroad — Match Point, Scoop, the upcoming Cassandra’s Dream, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona — Allen is returning to Manhattan.
Woody tells me he will shoot a romantic comedy in Manhattan beginning in April. Details are a secret, still, and there’s no cast yet. But for Allen this film should be a return to the form for which he is loved and revered.
First, though, Cassandra’s Dream will be released in January. Then his Vicky Cristina Barcelona, shot in Spain last summer with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson, will get a premiere either in Cannes or Venice.
Woody did tell me the new movie will feature more “mature”-aged characters, and that unlike those last four films there is no part for his recent favorite leading lady, Johansson.
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Things have been rather quiet in the Scarlett fandom for the past few weeks. I did, however, manage to find something new and exciting to post: scans from the Belgium edition of Elle magazine, which features two previously unseen pics, both totally stunning! Thanks so much to “mr Johansson” for taking the time to scan these for us.
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– Elle (Belgium) – December 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.”
Sandra of Portman Source informed me of a site that appears to be an international official site for The Other Boleyn Girl. Not much there yet, except for the international trailer that premiered online a week back. Nevertheless, be sure to bookmark TheOtherBoleynGirlMovie.net.
Roberto sent in a link to Hollywood.com, which confirms that Scarlett’s character in He’s Just Not That Into You is named Anna and the film will be released August 1, 2008.
For those who are interested in the “sexiest women” type of polls, Andre Poupada reported to us that Scarlett has been nominated for AskMen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2008. You can vote for her here. Scroll through the galleries and rank each of the nominees on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most desirable). Feel free to vote as many times as you like, the final results will be revealed on January 31, 2008. As you may remember, Scarlett ranked #2 in the 2007 vote.
Scarlett also ranked #8 on EmpireOnline.com’s “Sexiest Movie Star Ever”. Visitors of the site were earlier in the year asked to pick the sexiest movie star ever, with their choice of screen star being unrestricted by age, gender or silver screen era, and over 20,000 votes were reportedly cast. Here’s what they had to say about Scarlett:
#8 – Scarlett Johansson
The voice that sounds like she’s been awake all night and up to all sorts of things would be sexy enough. But match it with a pouting face and a body apparently designed to describe the term ‘va-va-voom’ and you have a killer package.
Sheer knickers in the opening moments of Lost in Translation.
Did You Know…?
She has a twin brother, who is her junior by three minutes
Last but not least, The Nanny Diaries is now out on R1 DVD so be sure to grab your copy! Captures will be up soon.
Scarlett is placed #12 on Forbes’ “20 Under 25: The Top-Earning Young Superstars” list. Apparently she made a nice $5 million this year!
12. Scarlett Johansson, $5 million
Born: Nov. 22, 1984
The sultry actress is set to appear in at least three films next year, including Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, her third flick with the director. Though her last pass at a high-profile film adaptation of a best seller went bust–this summer’s The Nanny Diaries grossed a measly $35 million–Johansson will nonetheless appear in He’s Just Not Into You, slated for release in August. Last year Johansson landed endorsement deals with Louis Vuitton and Reebok, plus an enviable role in Justin Timberlake’s video for What Goes Around (Comes Around).
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Scarlett Johansson has reached out to OK! to clear the air regarding tabloid reports that she has had plastic surgery on her nose:
“US Weekly’s cover story regarding Scarlett Johansson and its clear implication that she has had plastic or cosmetic surgery on her nose is an outrageous and defamatory fabrication lacking any conceivable basis or proof, despite vehement denials by Ms. Johansson prior to publication,” reads a statement from her rep, exclusively to OK!. “Not surprisingly, US magazine cannot provide the dates when she supposedly had this surgery, who performed the surgery, or what was supposedly done — all because there simply is no truth to the story. The publication made a pathetic attempt to validate its story by using two cover photos of Scarlett that were taken years apart with obviously different make-up and lighting, and then relying on an “expert’s opinion” (based solely on looking at the two photos) on what “might” have been done. It wasn’t.”
And Scarlett herself has this to say to OK!:
“I have always been straightforward with the press regarding my body image and I am very concerned that my fans (and perhaps even my employers) will feel mislead. Thus, I feel compelled to take immediate legal action against US Weekly.”
Marilyn Monroe’s one-time best friend Jeanne Carmen wants Scarlett Johansson or Kate Bosworth to play her in a new biopic because mum-to-be Christina Aguilera is too focused on motherhood for the project.
Pop star Aguilera was set to make her big screen debut in the story of the busty blonde pin-up and golfer, but Carmen can’t wait for her to have a child and get back into shape.
So she has revealed she wants either Johansson or Bosworth to take the role in the film based on her son Brandon James’ biography The Wild, Wild Life Of Jeanne Carmen.
Carmen says, “Christina was interested in playing the part and is a born pin-up girl at heart. She became pregnant, however, and the script is now in the hands of Scarlett Johansson’s agent and Kate Bosworth’s agent.
“Either one of these girls have the talent to pull it off.”
More about Jeanne Carmen herself after the cut!