According to their website, The Black Dahlia will see its world premiere and open the 63rd Venice Film Festival on 30th August 2006. It will also be presented in competition. The all star cast, including Scarlett Johansson, have been confirmed to step on the red carpet in Venice’s (Italy) Lido island.
“We are honoured”, declared President Davide Croff and Director Marco Muller, “That Brian De Palma has chosen to inaugurate the 63rd Venice Film Festival with his new and long-awaited thriller, thus confirming his strong links with Venice. We are also happy that the Festival, thanks to this film, will once again be able to welcome two great stars from today’s film industry, both of whom first made a name for themselves in Venice: Scarlett Johansson, with Lost in Translation, and a jury member in 2004, and Hilary Swank, who was in Venice in 1999 with the film that won her her first Oscar, Boy’s Don’t Cry.”
Ms. Johansson’s publicist has informed me that Napoleon and Betsy, Amazon and Brilliant are on hold for the moment. The next film that she is doing is The Other Boleyn Girl, which will start filming in London this fall, as reported a couple of updates back.
Welcome to the new version of Scarlett-Fan.com! Thanks to the very talented Jess, we have a new, summer-y look to celebrate the July release of Scoop, which sees Scarlett Johansson in the role of Sondra Pransky in the Woody Allen film. We also have a whole bunch of new features, including the Calendar, where you can find Scarlett’s past and upcoming happenings and the Style Pages, which focus on Scarlett’s unique sense of fashion. I want to say thanks to Maria, Sana and Lisa for their help with these new sections! And if this is not enough to impress, there’s lots more suprises coming very soon so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on this site! Also, the affiliate applications are open again and we’re also looking for new top affiliates. If you run a high quality site, do not hesitate to apply!
Scarlett Johansson will join Natalie Portman and Eric Bana in The Other Boleyn Girl for helmer Justin Chadwick. Pic, based on Phillippa Gregory’s historical novel, is being produced by Scott Rudin Prods., Ruby Films and BBC Films.
Story centers on two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, who were rivals for the bed and heart of King Henry VIII. Portman and Johansson will star as the sisters, with Bana playing the King. Peter Morgan penned the adaptation. Sony is distributing domestically, with Focus Features handling international distribution. Shooting starts this fall in London.
Johansson next stars in Woody Allen’s Scoop, out July 28, followed by The Black Dahlia on Sept. 15 and The Prestige Oct. 27. She just wrapped The Nanny Diaries.
Scarlett will be making an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on July 26, 2006 to promote her newest film, Scoop. Be sure to mark your calendars.
Finally – a preview of The Prestige trailer premiered on ET yesterday and is available for download at YouTube. Scarlett is shown a couple of times and she has some quick lines – delivering them in an English accent too! Hopefully the full trailer will premiere within a couple of days.
I have added a new Scoop related interview with Woody Allen to the Press Archives. He confirms that Scarlett’s character is called ‘Sondra Pransky’, and talks a lot about working with the actress.
“She leaves me for dead. I mean, she’s one of those people that always ? offstage or on ? always tops me. No matter how good a line I come up with ? when we’re putting each other down, teasing each other, whatever ? she always nails me last, and best. Of course, that, to me, earns a lot of respect. Because I always think that I’m quick and witty, and so when someone outguns me consistently, I’m just amazed by it. But it’s true ? and everyone on the set will tell you that.”
Read full article here.
According to De Palma a la Mod, “A conversation with James Ellroy” happened Monday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where Ellroy spoke, and also showed clips from movies based on his works, including, according to the LA Times, a trailer for the upcoming The Black Dahlia. Hopefully this means that we will not have to wait much longer for the trailer to find its way online.
Sony is lining up Natalie Portman and Eric Bana to topline The Other Boleyn Girl, based on Philippa Gregory’s historical novel. Justin Chadwick is directing the pic, which Scott Rudin Prods., Ruby Films and BBC Films are producing.
Peter Morgan wrote the adaptation of the book, which tells the story of two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, who were rivals for the bed and heart of the Tudor King Henry VIII.
Focus Features is in discussions to take international rights on the pic. Sony will distrib domestically. Shooting is skedded to begin this fall in London. Ruby Films’ Alison Owen and BBC Films’ David Thompson are producing. Scott Rudin exec produces.
The film was originally developed by the U.K.-based Owen and BBC Films, which optioned the book and made a telefilm based on it. Rudin, who worked with the BBC on Iris, became involved last summer, ultimately bringing the pic to Sony.
People.Com reported on the wrap party Scarlett Johansson threw for the cast and crew of The Nanny Diaries at a private home she rented in Bridgehampton, N.Y. “They were all dancing up a storm until 2 a.m.,” a source tells us. The actress catered the event from local eatery Alison and the partygoers feasted on lobster, chicken and potato salad.
Reminder: (Riikka’s previous post) A media alert for Scarlett’s American fans: Biography Channel will be airing a 30-minute Famous special on Ms. Johansson’s life and career this week.
Famous – Scarlett Johansson
30 minutes- TV-PG, 2006, (CC) source
Thu Jun 22 11:00P on Biography Channel
Fri Jun 23 03:00A on Biography Channel
Sat Jun 24 08:00A on Biography Channel
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Variety reports that both Scoop and The Black Dahlia are “strongly tipped” to be screened at the Venice Film Festival (Italy) in September. The official line up will be announced 31st July. Fingers crossed – yours truly already has her tickets booked for the festival.
I have an announcement to make. After nearly three years of running the site, Mel has decided to leave the staff of Scarlett Johansson Fan because of other commitments. I want to take this opportunity to thank Mel for her amazing work on the site. She will be missed. But fear not, the site will continue with daily updates on Scarlett and her work and nothing else will change. And be sure to visit Mel’s brand new Elisabeth Harnois site, E-Harnois.com!