Jan 9th, 2008

It looks like John Curran is no longer directoring Mary Queen of Scots. Instead, Phillip Noyce will take on the directing duties and the film is currently on course to start production in April in London and Scotland (yay!). Hopefully there will be no more delays. Here’s a reportage from Variety:

Phillip Noyce is set to direct and Scarlett Johansson to star in Mary Queen of Scots, putting the costumer on course to start production in April.

Drama is a biography of the woman who became Scotland’s queen at 9 months in 1542 and, later, a rival to the English throne. Mary, a Roman Catholic, was imprisoned for many years on charges of plotting to murder Elizabeth I, a Protestant. Elizabeth eventually had her beheaded in 1587.

James McGovern (Crackers) wrote the script, and Melanie Johansson and Alexandra Milchan will produce. The film will be financed by Capitol Films and Relativity.

It will shoot in London and Scotland.

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Jan 8th, 2008

I am back from my break and ready to get back in the action. You can expect new scans within a few days and some big changes later on this week so be sure to stay tuned.

I’ve added six lovely pictures of Scarlett taken by Hanna, a fan who met Scarlett in Iowa last week. Here’s what she had to say about the experience:

I got a chance to meet and talk with Scarlett yesterday at a Coffee house in Ames, Iowa as she was raising support for Barack Obama. I took some photos of her with my phone and I thought I’d share them.

If any other fans had a chance to meet Scarlett in Iowa (or anywhere else, really), please do send in your photos and stories. I’m sure that I am speaking for all the fans when I say that we’d love to see – and hear – them!

GALLERY LINKS:
Fan Snaps by Megan

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Jan 8th, 2008

We now know of two The Other Boleyn Girl premieres: a Royal Premiere in London, England on the evening of February 19, 2008 and another one in Vancouver, Canada on February 25, 2008 at 7 pm. For some information about the Royal Premiere, check out CTBF.co.uk. For Vancouver premiere, you can win passes at 95crave.com. Good luck! No word whether or not Scarlett will be in attendance.

Thanks to Roberto for the scoop.

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Jan 4th, 2008

She’s a sexy Hollywood starlet. He’s an aging martial arts star. So what do Scarlett Johansson and Chuck Norris have in common? They both backed winners in Thursday’s Iowa caucuses.

Yes, with a little help from their celebrity fans, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee emerged victorious in Iowa’s pivotal, first-in-the-nation caucuses.

While Norris, 67, stumped for – and sparred with – Huckabee in mid-December, the 23-year-old Johansson was by Obama’s side in the home stretch, speaking to a small group of high school and college-aged “Barack Stars” at a rally in Coralville, Iowa, on Tuesday.

“She actually seemed a little shy when she first started speaking,” audience member Jason Millsap told PEOPLE. “But [she] warmed up to the crowd, who were eager to ask questions… It was pretty exciting and inspiration to see someone as big as her come and talk to her peers.”

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Jan 3rd, 2008

Happy 2008! I am still away until next week but I had a quiet moment and made a quick update as there are some awesome new Johansson goodies to share with you all.

Scarlett Johansson was the special guest at Barack Obama‘s last big rally in Iowa last night. The Obama Campaign avoided publicizing her appearance or involving her in the official program, but she spoke at a separate, small gathering to rally young voters. Here’s more information of her appearance, courtesy of OANmedia.com:

As we followed Barack Obama out of the Marriott Hotel in Coralville, Iowa after a campaign rally on Wednesday, we noticed Scartlett Johansson in the crowd – going in the opposite direction. Being dedicated political journalists, of course we turned and followed Johansson into a conference room, told organizers that we were absolutely invited to be at the press conference with a camera, and got lost in the actress’ smoky voice during her fifteen-minute speech. Johansson is in Iowa supporting Obama, but if she really wants to pull in voters, we suggest she stand at the polls on election day.

I have added three MQ eight HQ sized photos from Scarlett’s appearance. Hopefully more will show up soon! It is certainly good to see her out and about, especially at such an event. Credit for some of the images goes out to OANmedia.com.

An amazing set of new The Other Boleyn Girl stills have surfaced online in HQ and I was able to load them up in the gallery with the help of Mycah and Sandra. Be sure to check these out as they’re really spectacular but please remember that the may contain possible spoilers regarding the movie.





 
Dec 22nd, 2007

As I am heading out of the country for the holidays, Scarlett-Fan.com will not be updated until January 7, 2008 – unless there will be major news to post. I will not be coming online and will be unable to reply to any emails or approve comments until January.Happy holidays, merry Christmas and fabulous New Year 2008 to all of our visitors! I really love working on the site and appreciate your support a lot. I can’t wait to see what 2008 will bring to Scarlett – and you can be sure that I’ll be here to cover it every step of the way. :smile:

Meanwhile, be sure to check the forum for any news and pictures. I’ll see you in January with hopefully plenty of exciting Boleyn Girl coverage!

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Dec 20th, 2007

Compiled by me. Please feel free to post your own choices here or at the forum. :smile:

Best news:
Scarlett signing up for Vicky Cristina Barcelona [view entry] and The Spirit [view entry].

Worst news:
Scarlett not attending the Venice Film Festival to promote The Nanny Diaries (simply because I was there myself and I would have liked to see her :wink: ). The delay of The Other Boleyn Girl [view entry].

Favorite magazine cover:

A tie between the two for me. Episodi is not a new picture in itself but I think it was the most beautiful cover shot of all.

Favorite photoshoot:

I liked them all a lot but Vogue is my fave. Stunning!!!

Read More…

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Dec 20th, 2007

After making several movies abroad — Match Point, Scoop, the upcoming Cassandra’s Dream, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona — Allen is returning to Manhattan.

Woody tells me he will shoot a romantic comedy in Manhattan beginning in April. Details are a secret, still, and there’s no cast yet. But for Allen this film should be a return to the form for which he is loved and revered.

First, though, Cassandra’s Dream will be released in January. Then his Vicky Cristina Barcelona, shot in Spain last summer with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson, will get a premiere either in Cannes or Venice.

Woody did tell me the new movie will feature more “mature”-aged characters, and that unlike those last four films there is no part for his recent favorite leading lady, Johansson.

Source: FoxNews.com (read full story)

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Dec 18th, 2007

Things have been rather quiet in the Scarlett fandom for the past few weeks. I did, however, manage to find something new and exciting to post: scans from the Belgium edition of Elle magazine, which features two previously unseen pics, both totally stunning! Thanks so much to “mr Johansson” for taking the time to scan these for us.

Also, I am still on the look for some donations for Scarlett-Fan.com. We’ve very close to reaching the goal so if you can spare anything, please consider making a contribution. All donations will be used to improve the site and no donation will go unrecognized.

To make a donation, please scroll down and click on the PayPal Donate button in the sidebar.

GALLERY LINKS:
Elle (Belgium) – December 2007

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