Following the success of “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.
Johansson is set to star in DreamWorks’ adaptation of the popular anime pic “Ghost in the Shell.” Deadline Hollywood had reported that the actress had the offer to star but at the time she was still undecided about taking the role. Sources now say she has agreed to star in the pic.
The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
Rupert Sanders is on board to direct. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing the film from a script by Bill Wheeler. Mark Sourian is exec producing.
Insiders also tell Variety that Paramount has the option to come on as co-producer and financier and that decision is expected in the coming weeks.
DreamWorks principal Steven Spielberg is a huge fan of the original and has long wanted to get this film off the ground. A commitment from a star like Johansson should help in getting the pic greenlit for production.
Besides Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, Johansson is becoming one of the few actresses in town with the clout to get a project greenlit on her name alone.
“Lucy” made $394 million worldwide and Johansson can be seen next in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” bowing in May. Johansson has also done a nice job of balancing action-heavy tentpoles with serious dramas and comedies.
She received rave reviews for Spike Jonze’s “Her” and is a part of the ensemble of the Coen brothers’ next pic “Hail, Caesar!” She is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.
First off I would like to wish all on Scarlett Fan a very big Happy new Year, and to say sorry for the site being down last week, there was nothing I could do and some things were lost but I think I have it all back. On with the update. A new still from the up coming Avengers: Age Of Ultron is now out and up in the gallery for you all to view.
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Our previous DVD caps of Scarlett as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers from 2012 have been replaced with over 800 new 1080p Bluy-Ray screen captures. I will be replacing all the Bonus Features as well as added some new ones very soon. So enjoy these!
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Scarlett will be on the Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2014 later this month on ABC, It is unknown yet if Scarlett will be one of the 10 the show is about or just some one who is talking about some one on the list. 003 stills from the show are now up in the gallery.
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Scarlett and Romain made a new appearance at the IFP’s 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on December 1st in New York City. HQ and MQ photos from the event are now up in the gallery and sorry that took so long the site ran out of space.
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Joss Whedon may be calling for some Avengers: Age of Ultron reshoots to make the film even more kick-ass, The Daily Mail is reporting. According to the reports, Avengers stars Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, and Paul Bettany have been asked by director Joss Whedon and the film’s producers to be available for a two-week period in January. Should any of the actors need to be called, they would be required to fly out to the film’s set in London.
Scarlett Johansson is a married woman, but she has been keeping it a secret.
The 30-year-old actress married her French journalist beau Romain Dauriac, 32, on Oct. 1 in a private ceremony in Philipsburg, Mont., a clerk at Granite County confirms to ET.
The nuptials came roughly one month after Johansson gave birth to their daughter Rose on Sept. 4.
A second wedding band was seen on Johansson at the 2nd annual Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York City on Nov. 19 fueling rumors that she in fact was already married.
The couple has been together since 2012, and they were engaged in August 2013. There was speculation in August this year that she would marry before the baby was born.
The Avengers actress told Parade at the beginning of the year that she did not want to “rush that part of her life.”
This has been a big year for the actress as she not only had a baby and got married, but she’s had a successful career year as well with her starring roles in box office hits Lucy and Captain America.
Congrats to the newlyweds!
She may be an A-list celebrity well-versed in the art of getting ready for big events, but Scarlett Johansson looks forward to pampering and preparing herself for winter’s string of parties just as much as the rest of us.
“There’s kind of a therapy to it – get in the shower, shave your legs, put on your lotion and so on. I hate to rush. Luckily my partner [French journalist Romain Dauriac] is really into getting ready also, so he’s good at giving me time. I’ll lock myself away to get ready and he knows to give me my 45 minutes,” Johansson told us. “I like to listen to music and I have a really nice dressing area, with a vanity and everything. For work it’s a different thing as you’ve got whole hair and make-up teams there, but by myself the whole process can be quite relaxing.”
We’re talking to Johansson on the phone in New York, where she’s celebrating her thirtieth birthday with friends this weekend. According to the actress, the plan is to “drink a bunch of champagne, eat a cupcake, dance and pass out by 11pm,” though, as a new mother to two-month-old Rose, she says her goal is “keeping my eyes open until 1am”. Christmas itself will be an altogether more relaxed affair, spent with her family “in pyjamas all day” playing games and eating Christmas dinner together followed by a lunch the following day. Holiday parties she plans to attend range from friends’ ugly sweater parties to more formal affairs hosted by what Johansson sweetly describes as “work colleagues” but the rest of us might refer to as “Hollywood stars”. Refreshingly though, she has a very practical attitude as to what to wear – albeit with a little more Dolce & Gabbana on tap than the rest of us thanks to her role as an ambassador for the fragrance and make-up lines.
“It’s so freezing in New York that I usually wear trousers for formal parties, though this year I want to wear more dresses with tights. I’m going to make some serious investments at Wolford. I don’t know why New Yorkers don’t wear tights as much as British people, I guess it’s a cultural thing? But why wouldn’t you when it’s so cold?” she mused. “Then a red lipstick always makes me feel good. Dolce & Gabbana’s holiday make-up collection is just the kind of make-up I’d wear for Christmas – it’s very glamorous and festive. And I wear But the Classic Cream Lipstick in Devil is my favourite, it’s the perfect red – not too blue and not too orange. I wore it in my first campaign for Dolce & Gabbana but it’s still the one I wear most. Dolce’s reds are all great, I think that’s Pat’s influence.”
The “Pat” she casually refers to is of course Pat McGrath, make-up artist extraordinaire and creative design director of Procter & Gamble Beauty, which licences Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance portfolio and make-up.
“Pat is great at very bold looks – she’s taught me that you don’t have to do an eye or a lip exclusively, if you wear both together in the right way then it doesn’t have to be too much. It’s one thing if you apply it all really heavy-handedly, but if your skin looks really fresh then why not?” she said. “I’m so fortunate to work with such amazing people. They teach you these clever techniques but when you go to try it out yourself it never looks quite the same! I love make-up though, I have done since I was a little girl. My mom had this beautiful make-up collection and I’d sit and watch her get ready. I do enjoy it. Unlike hair, which I’m useless at.”
Something tells us that she is better at it than she lets on, but Johansson does seem to have a refreshingly laid-back and dare we say normal approach to how she looks for someone constantly in the spotlight, and lacks the barrier that some of her fellow celebrities have against revealing any information which could make them appear less than perfect.
“I’ve always liked a glamorous look for both clothes and make-up but in everyday life I’m much less va va voom and much more androgynous. More functional. I see girls who have that whole rockabilly thing going on with the hair and the make-up and I really admire that, but wow it’s like a full-time job,” she confided. “I don’t wear full foundation on my days off either. I can have problematic skin – I have to wear so much make-up for work, so it gets tired. My worst habit is probably looking at my skin too closely in a magnifying mirror – I’m awful, I can turn something really small into a massive lesion, I just can’t stop picking at it. The thing I try to do is to cleanse religiously – I generally use Cetaphil or something else really gentle and non-comodegenic. For moisturiser I really like Shu Uemura or Shiseido.”
Just hours after our conversation ends, Johansson is back on the red carpet in New York, hosting a Hurricane Sandy benefit with her brother Hunter. She wears a slim band alongside her enormous Art Deco engagement ring, sparking rumours that she and Dauriac have married in secret. The news makes headlines all over the world. She herself may have a relaxed approach to how she appears, but we’re all just as fascinated as ever.