MTV News caught up with Johansson at the junket for He’s Just Not That Into You and asked her about the Astro Boy rumors.
“I had kind of sort of met on it and stuff, but I don’t know where that came from,” Johansson told MTV. “I had never been committed to it. I don’t know what happened to it.”
The film, based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka, tells the story of boy robot built to replace a scientist’s lost son. Even without Johansson, the project continues to boast some impressive voice talent, including Freddie Highmore as Astro Boy, Nicolas Cage as his creator, Dr. Tenma, as well as Nathan Lane, Bill Night, Eugene Levy and Kristen Bell.
With Johansson out and the studio’s financial woes made public, it remains to be seen if anyone will be replacing her in the role, much less someone of her star power, although her role, which was never specifically announced, may already have been filled by Bell (whose role is also, so far, unspecified).
While it’s not at all uncommon for Hollywood deals to fall through, the confirmation of this one does come at a time that leads to some speculation about the films’ future. Here’s hoping that Imagi will have Astro Boy on-track soon or, better yet, that they’ll confirm that it was never off-track in the first place.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is now available on Region 1 DVD. To celebrate I have added a ton of new gorgeous stills from the film. When I get the disc I’ll be making screencaps so check back for those!
– Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Production Stills
– Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetics: Print Ads
The original motion picture soundtrack for He’s Just Not That Into You will be released by New Line Records on February 3rd, in time for the February 6th film release. Pre-order your copy at Amazon. Scarlett will sing on one of the tracks, called “Last Goodbye”. You can listen to the sample on Barnes & Noble.com. The song sounds really pretty, and very different from the Tom Waits covers.
1. I’d Like To (Corinne Bailey Rae)
2. I’m Amazed (My Morning Jacket)
3. Don’t You Want Me (Human League)
4. Supernatural Superserious (R.E.M.)
5. Madly (Tristan Prettyman)
6. This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
7. By Your Side (Black Crows)
8. I Must Be High (Wilco)
9. You Make It Real (James Morrison)
10. If I Never See Your Face Again (Maroon 5)
11. Can’t Hardly Wait (The Replacements)
12. Fruit Machine (Ting Tings)
13. Smile (Lilly Allen)
14. Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
15. Love, Save The Empty (Erin McCarley)
16. Friday I’m In Love (Cure)
17. Last Goodbye (Scarlett Johansson)
Scarlett evokes the old school glamour and beauty of Marilyn Monroe. The campaign was shot by Sølve Sundsbø in a London studio. The photo is gorgeous and there are 2 other photos that are supposed to be less inspired by Ms. Monroe.
The line is very lux and each item comes in a gold case and velvet pouch. Much like the rest of their collection, the cosmetics are inspired by the beauty of Italia – from Mediterranean blues to the black of volcanic ash. They’ve added scent to their cosmetics as well, harkening back to retro lipsticks that had scents. Distribution for the new line is highly selective and in the U.S. it will be sold at Saks on Fifth Avenue in NY and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
– Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetics: Print Ads
We have learned that for Scarlett’s campaign for Dolce and Gabbana’s beauty line she will be styled like Marilyn Monroe! I truly can not wait to see this! Ads should begin debuting next month.
Scarlett Johansson has frequently been compared to the iconic blonde bombshell so it is perhaps no surprise that in the advert for the upcoming D&G makeup campaign, shot by Nick Knight protege fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo, Scarlett is styled as the ultimate sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. And dare we say, it’s all so very Dolce and Gabbana.
The 24-year-old actress wears a corset and knickers for her role while lying on silken sheets. Scarlett strikes a Marilyn Monroe pose with her short blonde curls and ruby red lips.
On picking Scarlett for their brand new cosmetics range, Stefano Gabbana, one half of the design pair, said, “Scarlett is sure of herself. She’s a beautiful girl, but she’s really easy going. She is very Dolce & Gabbana.”
He added, describing the range and why the famed fashion duo decided to make the leap into cosmetics, “We see makeup as another thing for women, like a dress. We worked on the makeup line like we work on a clothing collection — you can change makeup like you can change your clothes, depending on your mood.”
The range will include lipsticks scented with rose. “We wanted to create makeup with a scent. Domenico and I remember when we were children and opened our mother’s handbags — the scent of her lipstick trailed out. I observed that when women open makeup, they smell it first.”
Dolce & Gabbana will make its long-awaited entry into color cosmetics early next month. The campaign will star Scarlett Johansson. Hopefully we will begin seeing adverts with her then!
On their new makeup collection thay said: “We see makeup as another thing for women, like a dress. We worked on the makeup line like we work on a clothing collection — you can change makeup like you can change your clothes, depending on your mood.”
The move into makeup is seen as a springboard that could transform Dolce.
Source: WWD Scoop
Congratulations to Vicky Cristina Barcelona on it’s win best motion picture musical or comedy!
In the other categories, Javier Bardem lost to Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins won over Rebecca Hall and Penelope Cruz was beat out by Kate Winslet.
I have now scanned and added the Harpers Bazaar issue to the gallery. What gorgeous, gorgeous images! Sadly there are no additional shoot pictures but that’s not to be expected from Harper’s in my experience. Still I hope you enjoy them none the less! I do not have access to the subscriber cover so if someone could kindly donate a HQ version of it, please do. And yes, I adored this shoot so much you can expect a new layout with them soon enough!
– Magazine Scans: Harper’s Bazaar (US) – February 2009