Paz Vega has also joined the cast of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. She will play the knife-wielding Plaster of Paris.
Principal photography began today in New Mexico. Lionsgate is working with Odd Lot Entertainment to get the film canned in time for release on January 16th, 2009. The production got just enough start to likely avoid the oncoming strike.
Sin City‘s Jaime King has joined the cast of The Spirit. She will be portraying the hypnotizing Lorelei Rox. The character had her first and only appearance in the September 19th, 1948 issue. Her character story arch, while short, was one of the most memorable. She is described as a modern-day siren with a voice that could kill.
Production will begin this month in Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico and is set for release on January 16, 2009.
Source: Jaime King Online, IESB, Superhero flix
Scarlett is back on the set of He’s Just Not That Into You . Looking as cute as a button, she was photographed filming a scene with Bradley Cooper yesterday.
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Miss Johansson graces the cover of the November 2007 issue of Elle (US edition), which is the ‘Women in Hollywood’ issue. Scarlett is wearing a sexy black and white striped dress.
Hopefully we’ll have some scans soon. If anyone gets to it before the issue hits UK stands, please do not hesitate to send in scans!
Scarlett Johansson is the #3 top cover star, according to Forbes‘ first-ever analysis of the top-selling celebrity faces. Only Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s pictures on the covers of magazines cause a greater increase in sales than Scarlett! Here’s the top 10:
1) Jennifer Aniston
2) Brad Pitt
3) Scarlett Johansson
4) Angelina Jolie
5) Reese Witherspoon
6) Katie Holmes
7) Carrie Underwood
8) Jennifer Hudson [tie]
8) Valerie Bertinelli [tie]
10) Kelly Ripa
We looked at the newsstand sales of the six leading celebrity weeklies – People, Star, US Weekly, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and OK! –over a six-month period ending June 30, as supplied by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. We eliminated all non-celebrity and collage covers as well as special issues with exceptionally large rate bases. Then we counted how many more–or less–issues the celebrity’s cover sold, as compared with the magazine’s average newsstand sales. Next, we factored in the number of full covers a celebrity graced. Finally, we ranked his or her consumer appeal using data from Encino, Calif.-based polling firm E-Poll Market Research to rule out flukes.
Here is what they said about Miss Johansson:
When it comes to fans, Johansson is hardly lacking. The Nanny Diaries star ranks sixth in likability, with an E-Poll score of 28. Perhaps the tabloids should show her some of the same. After all, when ScarJo graced the Jan. 22 cover of US Weekly, newsstand sales shot up 7%.
Eva Mendes chatted to IESB.net about The Spirit and working with Scarlett Johansson on My Brother the Pig:
Q: What about The Spirit? Are you… Sand Saref?
EVA: The Spirit? I’m Sand Saref! I start that in just a couple weeks! Yeah.
Q: So are you reading that old comic strip?
EVA: Yeah, I have some. Frank Miller gave me some of the old comics. And I’m excited because I’ve never actually played, like, a real Femme Fatal. And this woman is just, you know, she is just, she would eat you for breakfast. So yeah, I know, it’s kinda fun!
Q: What can you say about your costume?
EVA: Right now we are thinking a very old-meets-new, Rita-Hayward-ish kinda hair. We have a forties feel to some of the outfits and stuff but obviously modernizing Frank Miller’s, you know, lovely insanity. So it will be a nice little mix. But you, that’s what we’re thinking now, and that can at least change once we’re there, it usually does.
Things have been pretty quiet in the world of Scarlett recently. She is probably still working on He’s Just Not That Into You and getting prepared for The Spirit, which starts filming next month.
Meanwhile, I’ve added a gorgeous new layout to the video archive. It was designed by Kat and coded by Mycah. I also uploaded some gorgeous fan art pieces to the fan archive. These include icons by ScarlettSkies and art by roseofstone, Lucy and Sholdina.
Thanks so much to all the contributors!
The Nanny Diaries finally has a UK release date! Scarlett’s British fans will get to see her on the big screen as Annie from October 12, 2007 onwards. Be sure to check out IMDb to see when the movie will open in your country.
Sarah Paulson has joined the cast of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, comic auteur Frank Miller’s directorial effort featuring the classic comic strip character.
Paulson (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) joins leading ladies Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson in the film noir about a rookie cop (Gabriel Macht), who returns from the dead to fight crime as the Spirit from the shadows of Central City.
However, while Mendes and Johansson are playing femmes fatales, Paulson is playing the hero’s true love, Dr. Ellen Dolan, the police commissioner’s daughter. Samuel L. Jackson will play the villainous Octopus.
Also joining the cast are Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons and Louis Lombardi.
Lauria (ABC’s miniseries The Path to 9/11) is playing the police commissioner, while Katic (Feast of Love) is a rookie cop. Simmons (Evan Almighty) plays a young Denny Colt, while Lombardi (Fox’s 24) will play Phobos, a henchman for the Octopus.
Production will begin in October in New Mexico. Lionsgate is scheduled to release the film domestically in 2009.
Source: Reuters/Hollywood Reporter