According to New York Post, Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst have showed interest in starring in a film adaptation of Monopoly. The world’s best-selling game is being transferred into an improbable feature-length movie by director Ridley Scott. Scarlett has reportedly found the idea of a film version “funny, wacky, but interesting.”
Hasbro, the owners of Monopoly’s manufacturers, Parker Brothers, expects the movie to be a blockbuster with Ridley at the helm. Casting agency William Morris told the company that it would take sexy stars to make the unlikely film a worldwide hit.
“Everyone has played Monopoly in one version or another so, hopefully, they would be curious about how it translates to the screen,” a Hasbro consultant said.
The “Celebrity 100 Power List” by Forbes Magazine has listed Oprah Winfrey as the number one most influential and highest earning person of this year. Scarlett listed #77 this year. Her pay rank is #95, web rank #22, press rank #36 and TV/radio rank #67. Apparently her pay is $5 mil.
The sultry star appeared in three films last year: The Prestige, The Black Dahlia and Woody Allen’s Scoop. But Johansson is earning more from her looks than her acting these days, thanks to endorsement deals with L’OrÃ©al, Reebok and Louis Vuitton. Look for her in this fall’s The Nanny Diaries.
Woody Allen began scouting Barcelona to find spots – among them La Sagrada Familia, a Catholic cathedral that has been under construction here for decades – to film scenes for his next movie.
Sources with the cathedral’s construction board told Efe that the filmmaker visited the structure designed by the late Antoni Gaudi, one of the Barcelona landmarks that will certainly appear in the film.
Although the film has no title as yet, it will tell the story of a U.S. tourist – Scarlett Johansson – on vacation in Barcelona and the relationships she strikes up with some of the local residents, notably one played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem.
TypicallySpanish.com has published a new article regarding Scarlett’s newest collaboration with Woody Allen. He has arrived in Spain now for pre-production.
Woody Allen has arrived in Barcelona to organise the details of his latest film which is to be filmed over the summer in the city and in Oviedo. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, PenÃ©lope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Allen has already met with representatives of Mediapro, the production company which is financing the film, in their offices in the new Agbar tower, and members of his direction team have already spent several weeks in the city finding locations for the film.
On June 14th Allen will also be invested â€˜doctor honoris causaâ€™ by the Pompeu Fabra university in Barcelona.
The date comes at the request of Allan who says he will start shooting on the same day.
We have a brand new theme up at the gallery! It was created by the lovely and talented Mycah of Purple Haze Inc. The source for the photos used is the recent Seventeen photoshoot. If you prefer the darker previous theme over this more summery one, you can still choose it from the drop-down menu on the bottom of the page or by clicking here.
Also, an announcement of sorts. I have received a lot of lovely gallery contributions recently but unfortunately I’ve been too busy to reply to all of the emails or add the photos here because of my new job. Please bear with me and I’ll get to it with better time.
• 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.