Back in January it was rumored that Scarlett Johansson would be part of New York, I Love You, a project that taps 12 directors to create five-minute films, all love stories set in New York City. Woody Allen later stated this to be untrue. Now, however, we know for sure that Scarlett is indeed on board to make her directorial debut with a short film contribution to New York, I Love You!
Offering direction to actor Kevin Bacon and checking out the result on monitors, the actress handled herself with a poise as she got to work on the Big Apple set of her contribution to New York, I Love You, yesterday.
I’ve added nine photos of Scarlett on the set of the film. Behind the cut you can find an article from The Hollywood Reporter (dating back to May 20, 2007) which talks about the project. Please notice that a lot of this info is likely outdated. For example, it states that New York, I Love You would premiere at Cannes Film Festival this year but it is highly unlikely that they would get it finished by May.
– New York, I Love You: On the Set – March 10, 2008
I got to see The Other Boleyn Girl yesterday so I updated the film page with additional details and some of my thoughts regarding Scarlett Johansson’s performance, which I greatly enjoyed. I updated all of the recent filmography with new and up-to-date info. The press section has also been updated with a couple of new items, most notable being The Sydney Morning Herald article.
“It’s exciting as an artist and as a creative person to have many outlets and avenues to express yourself,” she says. “I’ve always loved to sing and I try not to pigeonhole myself as actor extraordinaire – it’s nice to be able to work with some other incredibly talented people and compile a project that’s greater then everyone involved. It’s fun. There are so many aspects of film, music and art that make that possible.”
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Scarlett and Natalie Portman continue to promote The Other Boleyn Girl for its UK release this Friday. The two ladies are quite literally everywhere at the moment – you can find numerous online interviews as well as ones on British television. I was able to catch The Fix (both last and this week’s episodes, Film 2008 (aired on Monday) and 4 Music (Scarlett and Natalie special, aired this morning) on the telly and I’ve made caps of them for your viewing pleasure. View all new additions here. I will be adding all of the videos on the site soon. However, I am very busy and unable to convert videos at the moment so please do remain patient. I promise, all caps and videos will be added as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, check out the caps and following links for videos. Thanks to Sandra of Portman Source for this extensive link list!
Off-Site Video Links:
• CW11 Interview (February 11, 2008)
• GMTV Interview (March 4, 2008)
• MTV Rough Cut Interview (February 11, 2008)
• Reelz Channel Interview (February 11, 2008)
• STV Interview (February 11, 2008)
• Times Online Interview (March 4, 2008)
• TV3 Interview (March 4, 2008)
As previously reported, Scarlett Johansson has set up a special auction to raise money for Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice. The auction is now online and awaiting your bid. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Oxfam and the auction ends March 12 @ 11 PM EST. The winning bidder will receive:
• Two tickets to the world premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You. The premiere location has not yet been determined but will be in either Los Angeles or New York this July.
• Chauffeured car service to the premiere
• Hair and makeup for one by Prive
• A meet and greet with Scarlett at the premiere
Bid for your chance to meet Scarlett Johansson at eBay.com. There’s also a couple of other related auctions up there, including signed DVDs. Good luck!
Congratulations to Miss Scarlett for coming in at #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s “30 Under 30: The Actresses” list. :heart:
BROKE OUT IN… Lost in Translation as Charlotte, a lonely newlywed drifting through her quarter-life crisis in Tokyo.
WHY HER Her classically elegant beauty combined with her no-way-she’s-how-old? sophisticated demeanor allows the New Yorker to blend in to everything from period pieces to modern-day romantic comedies. Plus, we already know Woody Allen adores her.
WHAT’S NEXT She’ll follow up The Other Boleyn Girl with August’s He’s Just Not That Into You (yup, based on the book) co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Ben Affleck. In 2009, she’ll appear opposite Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona and in The Spirit, based on the classic Will Eisner comic.
The Other Boleyn Girl came in at decent #4 at the US box office last weekend, earning around $8,300,000. Very well done!
Here’s a reportage from Variety:
Sony had a much better courtside seat with King Henry VIII historical romancer The Other Boleyn Girl, which grossed an estimated $8.3 million from 1,166 runs in its debut for a lusty per-screen average of $7,118, according to Rentrak. Pic came in No. 4.
1. Semi-Pro, $15.3 million.
2. Vantage Point, $13 million.
3. Spiderwick Chronicles, $8.8 million.
4.The Other Boleyn Girl, $8.3 million
5. Jumper, $7.6 million.
6. Step Up 2 The Streets, $5.7 million.
7. Fool’s Gold, $4.7 million.
8. Penelope, $4 million.
9. No Country For Old Men, $4 million.
10. Juno, $3.4 million
Before heading off for a mini-break I thought I’d remind you that Scarlett’s new movie, The Other Boleyn Girl, opens in North America this Friday. Be sure to go out and see it – and don’t forget to post your thoughts on it and Scarlett’s performance here or at the forum! The reviews have been very mixed so I’d really love to hear the opinions of the fans. I have to wait until March 7 to see it myself.
I will approve all comments and post news/pics again on Monday.
Top Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson could be heading to West Lothian, Scotland to film her latest movie.
Last year, it emerged the actress had been signed up to play Mary, Queen of Scots, the tragic monarch who was born at Linlithgow Palace. The movie’s production team are currently touring the UK looking for locations and West Lothian Council plans to get in touch to put their case.
Provost Tom Kerr said: “This will be a major international production which could rival the success of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.
“We plan to make the production company aware of the importance of Linlithgow’s connection with Mary, Queen of Scots and to consider filming in our historic town.”
David Bowie has spoken about his work on Scarlett Johansson’s debut album, a collection of covers of Tom Waits songs.
The rock legend added backing vocals to two tracks on “Anywhere I Lay My Head” – ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Fannin’ Street’.
Posting on his official site BowieNet, the singer said: “The songs are great, really good Tom Waits stuff, and Scarlett’s performances are mystical and twice cool. She creates a mood that could have been summoned by someone like Margery Latimer or Jeanette Winterson.”
However, the veteran artist played down his contributions to the record, saying: “I’ve seen the press on this and I suppose the record company wanted to spin my involvement a little more than it actually warrants. All I contribute are these oo’s and ah’s on a couple of tracks.