Director Sacha Gervasi has tapped Scarlett Johansson and James D’Arcy to play “Psycho” stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Fox Searchlight’s “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.”
Anthony Hopkins will play the iconic director, while Helen Mirren will play his wife, Alma.
Gervasi’s pic follows Hitchcock and his struggles during the filmmaking of the horror classic.
John McLaughlin penned the script. Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Tom Pollack will produce through their Montecito Picture Company along with Tom Thayer.
Sources tell Variety that “Making of Psycho” has drawn comparisons to “My Week With Marilyn,” and that the role of Janet Leigh could lead to the same awards consideration for Johansson that the Marilyn Monroe role did for Michelle Williams.
Though D’Arcy’s role is smaller compared to his co-stars, it’s still considered a major part given how important Perkins is to the “Psycho” legacy.
Scarlett Johansson has been urged to quit making commercials and concentrate on movies.
The ‘We Bought A Zoo’ actress is the face of Moet Champagne and Dolce & Gabbana make-up but her ‘Girl With A Pearl Earring’ co-star Tom Wilkinson believes the actress is wasting her talents in promos.
He told BANG Showbiz: “There are times I want to say to actors, ‘You shouldn’t be doing this, this is the one thing you shouldn’t be doing.’
“An actress I know quite well, who I haven’t seen for a few years now, but I used to know quite well is Scarlett Johansson. I want to say to her enough is enough already with the ads for make-up, she is such a good actress she’s probably making bundles and bundles of money being the face of whatever it is. But nevertheless I want to say she’s such a good actress!
“I was watching her yesterday in something she did with Dennis Quaid ‘In Good Company’. It’s not necessarily a good movie but she is such a good actress, I want to say that’s what you do best, the other stuff is secondary.”
However, Scarlett may not appreciate the advice as Tom – who can next be seen in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ with Dev Patel and Dame Judi Dench – admits most younger stars don’t ask him for help when he works with them.
The 64-year-old actor said: “I’ve never been asked for advice, not quite in that sense, most actors just know what to do.”
source: National Ledger
The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia has honored Scarlett Johansson with its Danish-American actress of the year award.
The 27-year-old New York native, who has appeared in “Lost in Translation”, “We Bought a Zoo” and “The Nanny Diaries”, among many other films, is the daughter of an American mother and a Danish-born father.
The honor is part of a chamber effort to reach out to prominent Americans of Danish ancestry, Macon attorney Christopher Smith, Denmark’s Honorary Consul for Georgia, said in a news release.
The chamber selected Ms. Johansson for her success as a singer, actress and model, as well as her work as a philanthropist, said chamber President Michael Jensen.
“I’m very pleased to receive the Danish-American actress of the year award,” Ms. Johansson said in a statement. “I’m proud of my Danish heritage and thank the DACC for their support.”
Ms. Johansson’s next film is “The Avengers”, which is scheduled to hit theaters in May.
Visit www.daccusa.org for more information.
source: Global Atlanta
Scarlett walked the red carpet at the 47th Golden Camera Awards held at the Axel Springer Haus on Saturday (February 4) in Berlin, Germany.
She won the award for Best International Actress award, the nation’s top prize for acting! Congrats to our girl!
Scarlett wore a Calvin Klein dress and coat, Bulgari jewels, and Christian Louboutin shoes. What do you think of her look? See tons of HQ pics in our gallery!
– Public Events 2012 > Golden Camera Awards
Scarlett Johnasson and Oscar-winner Denzel Washington will be honored in Germany this weekend with the Golden Camera prize, one of the country’s top entertainment awards.
Johansson, who stars in Joss Whedon’s summer tentpole The Avengers, will receive the best international actress award while Washington, currently in theaters with Daniel Espinosa’s Safe House, picks up the Golden Camera for best international actor.
In the music categories, R&B legend Dionne Warwick will receive a lifetime achievement honor and Dutch jazz sensation Caro Emerald will be honored with the best music international nod.
The Golden Cameras are arguably Germany’s most prestigious awards show, on par with the Oscars or the Emmys. Every year some 4-6 million Germans tune in to watch the live, three-hour Golden Camera broadcast. Last year’s winners included John Travolta, Rene Zellweger and Michael J. Fox.
The 2012 Golden Cameras will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 in Berlin.
source: Hollywood Reporter
Mark Ruffalo has joined Scarlett Johansson in the pic Can A Song Save Your Life?, which Exclusive Media is shopping to buyers in Berlin next week.
Pic, which is helmed and penned by John Carney (Once), will be produced and financed by Exclusive Media.
Story sees a young female singer, who has just moved to New York City to pursue a career in music, get dumped by her boyfriend. Her world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his luck record producer discovers her and the two forge a romance and turn each others’ lives around.
Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman is attached to produce with Judd Apatow.
Exclusive Media exec produces with Exclusive’s head of production Tobin Armburst overseeing production.
Jessie Baylin’s ‘Hurry, Hurry’ videoclip, directed by Scarlett, has just been released and it looks super cool! It was shot in the Manhattan bridge on a rainy day and in just one take! Watch it here*, and share your opinions with us!
Things are just fine with Scarlett Johansson and her mom Melanie Sloan, thank you very much.
Over the weekend, the New York Post reported that Johansson’s former “momager” Sloan, 60, had fallen upon hard times financially; two months after signing a contract to purchase a posh two-bedroom apartment in midtown NYC for $1.4 million, Sloan filed court papers for the return of her $130,000 deposit.
Sloan told the court she was “cash poor” and could not obtain a mortgage. She was the longtime manager for her movie star daughter, now 27, until they parted ways professionally two years ago, when the We Bought a Zoo actress hired a professional manager.
“Once I got married [to Ryan Reynolds], I felt that I needed to cut the cord,” Johansson told Vanity Fair of the decision.
But that professional parting — and Sloan’s current struggle to make ends meet — hasn’t soured the mother-daughter bond, Johansson told Page Six in a statement Wednesday.
“Scarlett and Melanie are as close as they have ever been” Johansson’s rep said. “They are incredibly proud of the solid and productive professional partnership they had through the many years they worked together. Their personal relationship is solid and loving.”
source: US Magazine
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