I’ve added more of Cassie‘s Scarlett scans, this time ones from 2005. Scarlett was promoting films like The Island and Match Point that year and was quite literally everywhere! Mariana also contributed scans of the August 2008 issue of Brazilian magazine Gloss with none other than Miss J on the cover.
Scarlett Johansson is involved in two new, important campaigns.
Scarlett and The Spirit co-star Eva Mendes will be featured in a series of PSAs to encourage cell phone recycling. The celebrity pair are building awareness for this cause in hopes of lowering CO2 emissions by limiting the energy needed to create new phones.
Environmental Media Association and Lionsgate teamed up for the cell phone recycling campaign in conjunction with the December 25th release The Spirit, which stars both Scarlett and Eva.
To learn how you can recycle your cell phone, please visit Answer-the-Call.net.
Scarlett is also part of In My Name, a project of the Global Call for Action Against Poverty, delivered with the support of Comic Relief, Oxfam International and Save the Children. Other celebs who collaborate in this cause are Wyclef Jean, Annie Lennox, Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Mischa Barton and many others. Please visit InMyName.com for further details.
It never gets tiring to report on Scarlett’s involvement in all of these amazing campaigns. It is things like these that make me proud to be a fan.
– Charity Projects: Misc
MTV kind of found some news by accident when the Movie Blog’s Shawn Adler recently spoke to Sir Michael Caine, and the veteran actor told them he might be appearing in an adventure film with Scarlett Johansson. That film is actually a heist thriller called Brilliant, being produced by Relativity Media.
Michael Caine is without a doubt an international treasure, an actor in possession of a great and nearly endless talent. Bless him, the same cannot be said of his memory, which goes from spotty, to just plain wrong.
We’re going to give him the benefit of the doubt here (unlike with Batman 3 stuff. Did we mention that was wrong?) and assume this next bit of news is in the former camp, something that’s true even if he can’t recall the details.
Why? Mostly because it’s a doozy.
“I have ‘Harry Brown,’” the actor said of his elderly vigilante film. “Then I’ll probably do a film with Scarlett Johansson. I forget what it’s called. It’s an adventure film. I was told yesterday that they have Matthew McConaughey as the guy. I’ve got go home and read it again. It’s a heist adventure film.”
There you go. Breaking news that Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey are joining forces for what will likely become the most misspelled call sheet in history. (I always have to copy and paste both actors’ names from their imdb. This movie is one David Stathairn away from me never writing about it again, ever.)
Source: MTV Movies Blog
I have made scans of Telegraph Magazine‘s September 6, 2008 issue. It is basically all about the Another Magazine spread but still worth a look for the cool behind the scenes snaps.
– Magazines: Telegraph Magazine (UK) – September 6, 2008
Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios announced today that the long wait for a CG animated take on Osamu Tezuka classic Japanese manga and anime character Astro Boy will soon be over, as Summit plans to release the movie nationwide on October 23, 2009.
Directed by David Boyers, the film features the voice of Freddie Highmore as the title character with other voices provided by Scarlett Johansson, Nicolas Cage, Kristin Bell, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane and more. The last animated feature film from Imagi Studios was TMNT, the most recent take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I am back from my travels and ready to get back into action. To start with I’ve scanned the Autumn/Winter 2008 issue of Another Magazine with Scarlett Johansson on the cover. The photoshoot is really gorgeous and the article one of my favorites to date. I hope you’ll like the scans!
Please take into consideration that the magazine is massive and an expensive one, and it took me hours to scan. I would prefer to not see the scans reposted on any other site without permission and a courteous credit. Thank you.
– Magazines: Another Magazine (UK) – Autumn/Winter 2008
Vicky Cristina Barcelona will be presented at the London Film Festival on October 21 & 25, 2008. Penelope Cruz is expected to attend.
The LFF runs from October 15 to 30. Booking opens to British Film Institute members on September 24 and to the public on September 27. Box office: 0207 928 3232 and www.bfi.org.uk/lff. Click here for further details.
Scarlett Johansson, actress and activist returns this week from her first trip to Rwanda with (RED), the initiative to engage business and consumer power in the fight against AIDS in Africa. During her four day stay, the actress visited projects and people who benefit from the flow of (RED) funds via the Global Fund into Rwanda to help tackle the AIDS and HIV pandemic there. Scarlett has supported (RED) since its launch in 2006.
“It was important for me to come here and understand the issue we’re up against firsthand. It’s not until you’ve had the privilege of meeting healthcare providers who are fighting the daily battle, heard from people who are now getting antiretroviral drugs to stay alive, and met mothers whose babies are born healthy because they received treatment that stopped transmission of HIV, that you understand that we absolutely can do something to reverse the AIDS crisis in African countries.” commented Scarlett. “I came here with an open mind, wanting to listen, understand and learn; I leave with the overwhelming understanding that the small action of making a (RED) choice in your purchases in the West has an enormous impact on the lives of people in countries like Rwanda.”
The results of such projects are evident in the statistics – 5% of Rwanda’s 9 million population was HIV positive in 2003, and in 2007 this rate is down to 3%*.
It has been over 2 years since (RED) funds began flowing into Global Fund projects in Rwanda, with over $22 million into the country so far. The power of (RED) consumer action has helped provide antiretroviral therapy for HIV and AIDS to over 17,000 patients, and reached over 408,000 pregnant women with counseling and services to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
A quick update from me…
It appears that Scarlett did not attend the MTV Video Music Awards nor the Toronto International Film Festival. However, she did appear briefly at the Stand Up to Cancer telethon together with Josh Brolin. I have added screencaps and a MQ sized image from the event. A video clip will be up once I’m properly back online.
Stand Up to Cancer is a groundbreaking movement backed by an innovative approach to cancer research aimed at ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death. We have the best and brightest minds on board, and are on the verge of unlocking the door in prevention, detection, treatment and even reversal of this national epidemic.
View the Stand Up to Cancer website to donate and for further information about this cause.
Scarlett is also on the covers of the autumn/winter issue of Another Magazine and assumably past weekend’s Telegraph Magazine. Again, I shall scan both magazines once I return to the UK.