• Scarlett Johansson by Brandon Hurst (Artnik)
I first wrote about this unofficial biography about a year ago. It looks like it has finally been published after some delay. Check out Amazon.co.uk to order your copy.
• Scarlett Johansson: Portrait of a Rising Star by Chris Roberts (Carlton Books)
This biography, also unofficial, will be released September 3, 2007 and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Check out the pretty cover on the right. Here is its description:
Born in 1985 in New York, young Scarlett Marie Johansson has already achieved a cinematic career of stellar proportion, swiftly becoming an icon to both genders. Ubiquitous as the face of Calvin Klein, L’Oreal and Reebok, and described as the new Marilyn Monroe by Vogue magazine, she’s also proved her mettle as a quality thespian, starring in movies as diverse as literary, intelligent Woody Allen features, gung-ho action romps like Michael Bay’s The Island, and of course, alternative, hip fare like the film which made her name known the world over, Sofia Coppola’s much-lauded Lost in Translation. Searching for the essence of her luminous star quality, this book takes a critical look at her work, and traces her transformation from talented child actress to Hollywood icon.
I’ve added a new style poll regarding Scarlett’s red carpet looks so far this year. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite outfit.
I have completely re-vamped the affiliates page, changed it to a fabulous new script called Affiliationally and added all of the pending affiliates. I want to say a huge thanks to Martina for her help with converting the old script to Affiliationally! :heart:
Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson could be making her way to Linlithgow… if a bid by West Lothian Council succeeds. It was announced at the Cannes Film Festival this week that the top actress has been signed to play Mary, Queen of Scots â€” the tragic monarch who was born at Linlithgow Palace.
The new movie is set to become one of the most significant historical films about Scotland since Braveheart.
And, keen to get a slice of the big-budget Hollywood epic, the council is planning to invite the production company to film at the birthplace of Mary Stuart.
For her sequel as the face of another Louis Vuitton campaign [third time, actually], Scarlett Johansson played a role with which she’s extremely familiar: movie star. Evoking at turns Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, Johansson displays voluptuous glamour in the color-drenched fall spots, slated to break in August fashion magazines.
“In this one, she’s much more recognizable,” said Antoine Arnault, Vuitton’s communications director, who allowed that the actress is not always immediately identifiable in the current spring ads in her role as the French-coquette-on-a-swing.
Nevertheless, Arnault dubbed the current campaign a success. He noted that Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs “adores” Johansson and based his fall-winter collection for the house around her character in Girl With a Pearl Earring, the 2003 feature film about a peasant girl who becomes the model for 17th-century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s most famous work.
The fall campaign, lensed by Vuitton regulars Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, plays up the painterly colors of the ready-to-wear. “It’s probably one of the most beautiful campaigns Mert and Marcus have ever shot,” Arnault said. “It’s a very iconic campaign.”
The gallery has been updated with a new-ish photoshoot: outtakes from Scarlett’s recent Seventeen magazine appearance. Be sure to register/log in to view the lovely pics.
I have finally re-added all of the 300+ pictures of Scarlett on the set of The Nanny Diaries back in spring/summer 2006. Check out all of them here.
For those who are interested, Scarlett Johansson has been placed #3 on Maxim‘s 8th annual Hot 100 list and FHM‘s the Sexiest Women of 2007 poll. Maxim listed her as #6 while FHM #1 back in 2006. Besides Scarlett, Maxim‘s top ten includes Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Biel, Ali Larter, Eva Mendez, Rihanna, Eva Longoria and Fergie. Here’s what they had to say about our girl:
This 22-year-old face of Louis Vuitton has chalked up several memorable moments on film: the time she appeared in sheer pink panties (Lost in Translation), the time she went ape-shit and got herself shotgunned to death (Match Point), the time sheâ€¦ Well, we could go on, but the point is this: With a face and body as celebrated as her body of work, it only seems fair to put her on a pedestal once again.
Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media will fund and produce a movie about Mary Queen of Scots with Scarlett Johansson attached.
The financier and producer also said Thursday that Relativity has acquired the rights to the Tom Clancy fictional character John Kelly and will produce a movie version of the writer’s bestseller Without Remorse. Screenplay is being written by Stuart Beattie.
In its four years as a film investor, Relativity said it has pumped roughly $4.5 billion into Hollywood studio slates or into specific films being made by independents. Kavanaugh described the individual production partners with whom the company is working as “our portfolio managers,” stressing that he primarily wants to be in business with those producers who are adept at making profitable as well as entertaining movies.
The Mary Queen of Scots project will be produced by Kavanaugh as well as New Regency’s Alexandra Milchan and Melanie Johanasson. Project will be penned by Jimmy McGovern and directed by John Curran. Capitol Films is handling worldwide rights here in Cannes.