For all those who have asked – Lionsgate asked me to remove all of the Spirit production stills as they are unapproved images.
The new Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona which was shot in Barcelona and Asturias last year will open in September and could also open the Cannes film festival.
Jaume Roures, from the Media Pro company which was one of the film’s producers, says that Barcelona looks splendid in the movie, and that those who did not know the city would be eager to do so. The movie will be shown in the city only in Catalan or in the original English version subtitled. Speaking to the RAC1 radio station he also revealed that a lesbian love scene between Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson had been “greatly exaggerated.”
Woody Allen had said in July last year that he wanted the film to be a “love letter to Barcelona” presenting the city to the rest of the world “as seen through my eyes, as I have done with Manhattan.”
Source: Typically Spanish
Visitor Pictures brings us the full list of the directors and main actors for the New York, I Love You project. Boleyn fans will be happy to see co-star and friend Natalie Portman listed both as a director and actor! However, Natalie and Scarlett are not involved in the same segment.
The universal theme of encountering and celebrating love is told in 12 separate stories taking place in the five boroughs of New York City.
Check out the newly released cover for Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head”. Reports People.com:
She’s calling her debut album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” – and it looks like Scarlett Johansson is taking a literal approach to her album art. Due May 20, the album features covers of alternative troubadour Tom Waits’s music, plus one original composition. Johansson was joined in the studio by David Bowie, who lends guest vocals on “Falling Down” and “Fannin Street.” Produced by TV on the Radio’s David Sitek, the album marks the actress’s recording debut. And Sitek does double duty. A label rep confirms he snapped the cover photo, taken in Louisiana, where they recorded the disc.
What do you think of the cover? Feel free to post your comments!
– “Anywhere I Lay My Head”: Album Covers
Here’s the very first official production still from the upcoming movie He’s Just Not That Into You. The photo features Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore, who is also producing the flick.
“solush23″ at the IMDb boards had the chance to see the film in an advance screening. Here’s what they had to say about it:
Scarlett plays her usual sexpot/seductress role
Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who wants to get married
Jennifer Connelly is a newlywed and control freak (she has a couple funny scenes)
Ginnifer Goodwin plays the hapless single girl looking for love
Drew Barrymore is a single girl looking for love online
Justin Long plays the love guru giving advice
Scarlett sings in this movie and not that badly!
No there is no nudity.
All the Jennifers and Ginnifer appear in scenes together
Scarlett and the other Jennifers and Ginnifer do not have any scenes together
Greg Behrendt, the writer of the book has a cameo
Drew and Justin do not have any scenes together
The movie is produced by Drew’s production company, Flower Films
The most laughs are from the gay supporting characters
They don’t use the phrase “He’s just not that into you” in the film
– He’s Just Not That Into You: Production Stills
In case you have not noticed, I’ve added some really cool stuff in the gallery in the past few days but I had not had the chance to update the front page about them until now. These include a brand new still from Vicky Cristina Barcelona (thanks to DoubleT), two L’Oreal print ads, scans from W magazine (by Sandra) – all of these real gems definitely worth the look. Stay tuned for a big update very soon.
Believe it or not, I actually went through all of our hundreds of affiliates today, deleting all broken links and sites not linking back. I’ve also removed all sites that have not been updated in all this year. If I have accidentally deleted your link that is a) linking back and b) active, please feel free to re-apply and I’d be happy to add you back.
New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced Lionsgate will be at its 2008 event promoting The Spirit, based on the classic comic book series created by Will Eisner and written for the screen and directed by Frank Miller.
At NYCC, production partners Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment will present an exclusive first look at The Spirit on Saturday, April 19 in New York Comic Con’s IGN Theater, featuring the world premiere of the film’s teaser trailer. Miller and Mendes will be on hand to speak about their respective roles in the upcoming film, which is produced by Deborah Del Prete, Gigi Pritzker and Michael Uslan. Co-CEO of Odd Lot Entertainment Deborah Del Prete and Michael Uslan, President of Comic Book Movies, will also be speaking. MTV News Correspondent Kurt Loder will moderate the panel and the teaser trailer will debut to a global audience on MTV.com later that night in high definition, and on MTV the week of April 21. NYCC will also feature the debut of the film’s first teaser poster, which Miller and Mendes will sign in a formal autograph session scheduled for 5:00pm.
As a rule, we’re as suspicious of actors making records as we are of, well, rock stars appearing in movies. But Scarlett Johansson’s previous, if brief, forays into music have at least demonstrated both flashes of talent and an unnerring grasp of cool. There’s an abiding memory of her in a pink wig singing karaoke to The Pretenders’ “Bass In Pocket” in Lost In Translation, or seen in fuzzy Youtube clips providing backing vocals for “Just Like Honey” at the Jesus & Mary Chain’s comeback show at last year’s Coachella festival. She also recorded the Geshwin standard “Summertime” for a US compilation and even starred in a Bob Dylan video, “When The Deal Goes Down…”, to support his Modern Times album.
Now she’s recorded her debut, an album of Tom Waits’ covers (and one self-penned track), produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek and featuring guest spots by Yeah Yeah Yeah’s guitarist Nick Zinner and, on two songs, David Bowie, with whom she co-starred in Christopher Nolan’s movie, The Prestige. Although the songs here run as far back as 1976, most of them actually come from the later part of Waits’ career; only one song pre-dating 1983’s Swordfishtrombones.
Here, then, is our track by track preview at what you can expect…
TRACK BY TRACK: Scarlett Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head
(Taken from Tom Waits’ 2002 album, Alice)
A bit of a cheat, this, as it’s an instrumental track. But, it does efficiently set out the album’s sonic template – loosely, late period Cocteau Twins, with touches of Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs and Marianne Faithfull. A gentle organ intro before a wave of brass comes crashing in, then straight into…
2. “Town With No Cheer”
Scarlett privileges the storytelling aspect of Waits’ original, recalling here Marianne Faithfull as she half-sings, half-speaks the lyrics. Waits’ version is pretty sparse – just his voice recounting the lyrics accompanied by keyboard and accordion. Initially, this version doesn’t stray too much from that: the backing is organ, and keyboards with the occasional burst of guitar, but gradually Sitek layers on sax and drums and pushes the organ further up in the mix.