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
Fashion magazine Elle, taking over the franchise created by the late Premiere magazine, will host the 14th annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Oct. 15, when it will honor actresses Lauren Bacall, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Lane, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Connelly, Amy Adams and director Julie Taymor.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Annu has found some great scoop regarding Scarlett’s upcoming album.
According to this article the album will be released October 7 in the US and in Australia next year through Warner Music:
For almost a year, she has worked on an album of Tom Waits covers to be released on October 7 in the US and in Australia next year through Warner Music.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Tom Waits,” she says. “And I had this golden opportunity to make an album however I wanted. I see Tom Waits as being a composer of modern standards, so it seemed appropriate that I could interpret his songs. Obviously, it’s not an album where I’m trying to sound like him. That would be impossible. He writes such beautiful songs and incredible melodies, and they’re so cinematic and open-ended, so I felt it would be something that I could be inspired by.”
And if you check out Play.com, they’ve listed an album titled “Anywhere I Lay My Head” by Scarlett ‘Johanssen’ to be released March 3, 2008. For more information and how to pre-order, click here.
Thanks again for the information, Annu!
Scarlett Johansson, alongside such celebrities as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Gisele Bundchen, Jamie Dornan and Selma Blair, will appear nude in the new issue of Visionare magazine. They will all be shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the issue titled “Private”.
The limited edition (2,500 copies) issue will be released in early October and will cost a hefty $375.
Edit: A number of fans have kindly emailed me saying that they would be interested in participating to the costs of the magazine to get one scanned for the site. I hate to ask but I am a student and there is no way that I’d be able to afford $375 by myself. If you’d be interested in contributing to the costs of the magazine, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org stating how much you’d be able to send in. If there are enough contributors, I will set up a PayPal account for the magazine.
Again, thank you so much to everyone who were kind enough to suggest this! It is much appreciated.
W magazine launched its first ever I-List in its October issue. What is an I-List you ask? It stands for Influential list, where W naming the most influential people and places shaping today’s fashion and style. Instead of just featuring rich celebrities and models, the list includes doctors, lawyers, successful business women and men, environmentalists and of course fashion designers. Winners include Scarlett Johansson for Throwing Curves, Anne Hathaway for being The Anti-Lindsay, and Vera Wang for being the High-Low Queen. Here’s what they had to say about Scarlett:
Throwing Curves – Scarlett Johansson: for maintaining her bombshell proportions that set her apart from her cookie-cutter contemporaries.
I’ve updated with a set of pictures of Scarlett on the set of He’s Just Not That Into You yesterday. It looks like she was not too keen on being photographed, hence I only added a couple of shots to showcase her look.
– On the Set > September 11, 2007
Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney and Matt Damon have been enlisted by hip-hop duo Mattafix – Marlon Roudette and Preetesh Hirji – to take part in a charity single project timed to coincide with the Global Day for Darfur on Sunday.
The celebrities have given a series of personal introductions to the band’s video, which was filmed in a refugee camp in Chad, near the border with Darfur.
Others involved include Turner prize winning artist Chris Ofili, who produced artwork for the single, and Mick Jagger who provided financial support for the video.
The single Living Darfur is available to download on Monday.
Source: The Guardian
The nominees for the 2007 Scream Awards were recently announced and The Prestige has picked up an awesome four nominations, including one for Miss Johansson herself (Sci-fi Siren)! The film got nominated in several categories including Best Science Fiction Movie, Sci-fi Star and Best Cameo.
Now being called Scream 2007, the awards show is a celebration of the best in Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic genres. The two-hour event, will tape on Friday, October 19 at the Greek Theatre and premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Please be sure to cast your vote for Scarlett and The Prestige here! Winners will be chosen by the fans.