The folks over at Lionsgate have released the first official production stills of The Spirit, including one of Scarlett as Silken Floss, the character described as “a punk secretary and frigid vixen”. Apparently, the leaked unapproved photos of the film created quite an uproar online as many fans were disappointed in the look of them. I guess some did not realize that they are simply green screen on set and costume photos, not actual finalized stills. So the studio released these new images to showcase what the film will actually look like. In my opinion, Scarlett looks pretty damn cool here and I personally cannot wait to see The Spirit!
I’ve also added new stills from Vicky Cristina Barcelona and replaced one in high quality. Thanks to Mr.Harris for finding the one of Scarlett and Javier.
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
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.
Check out this wonderful new production still from Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona. It features Scarlett character Cristina assumably sightseeing with characters played by Rebecca Hall and Patricia Clarkson. The film does not have an official US release date at the moment but will likely premiere at the Venice Film Festival and open in Spain on September 19, 2008. I will keep you updated with any news regarding Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Thanks to our forum member DoubleT for the picture!
– Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Production Stills
Penelope Cruz commented about the sex scene between her and Scarlett’s characters in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She told a Spanish newspaper that the reportages have been exaggerated – as usual. Thanks to rope for sharing this and ScarlettSkies for the translation:
Question: And moreover, it looks like everyone is looking forward to your scene with Scarlett Johansson…
– (smiles) Well, I suppose you’re gonna ask me about everything that was published in newspapers regarding my character and Scarlett’s character, the way they talk about it, they’ve made it sound like a porn. Unfortunately -and I’m saying unfortunately for those who wrote it that way- Scarlett and I only share a sort of romantic scene… and well, I don’t want to reveal things about the film but let’s say that they made it sound much different from what it really is.
Rumor has it that Scarlett shares a steamy – and controversial – sex scene with Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. New York Post has the scoop:
Scarlett Johansson has a steamy lesbian sex scene with Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen’s upcoming Vicky Cristina Barcelona. A source tells us: “It is also extremely erotic. People will be blown away and even shocked. Penelope and Scarlett go at it in a red-tinted photography dark room, and it will leave the audience gasping.” The women later have a threesome with Javier Bardem (below), who plays Cruz’s husband. The film also stars Patricia Clarkson, Rebecca Hall, Kevin Dunn and Chris Messina.
The Weinstein Co. has picked up North American distribution rights to Woody Allen’s romantic comedy/drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona, starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson.
Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall and Chris Messina also star in the tale of Vicky and Christina (Hall and Johansson), two Americans vacationing in the title’s Spanish city, who become part of a chain of romances involving an artist (Bardem) and his nutty ex-wife (Cruz).
A steamy menage a trois sequence between Bardem, Cruz and Johansson was the talk of the American Film Market when it previewed in Santa Monica in November.
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)