The release date for The Prestige has been set. Coming Soon and JoBlo report that the movie will not open until 20th October 2006. The Black Dahlia will be released a week before so it looks sure it is going to be a very busy year for Scarlett, both in terms of promotion and filming.
There was a test screening a couple of days ago for The Black Dahlia in Los Angeles. Ain’t It Cool has posted accounts from people who were in the audience. Josh Hartnett and Mia Kirshner are praised for their performances but unfortunately the reaction to Scarlett’s performance is very disappointing. Here are comments on her performance:
“Scarlett Johansson, who I think is a fine actress, also seemed to be in over head, playing a character that could have used the seasoning of an actress ten years her senior.”
“Scarlett is her usual boring “look at me, I’m pretty so I must be great!” self, and is barely even necessary in the story (a comment echoed by a few at the Q&A after the movie).”
“Scarlett Johansson is more than a little disappointing, although she isn’t given too much to work with here.”
“Lee’s girlfriend Kay, played by a OVERACTING and way too OBVIOUS Scarlett Johansson. Their relationship to this woman is marred by Scarlett’s hysterics (where is the delicate actor of Lost In Translation, I ask) and the obvious disconnection of the men to her.”
I did manage to find one positive comment:
“Most of the actors were fantastic. Aaron Eckhart and Scarlett Johansson were really good, but Josh Hartnett and Hillary Swank were both amazing. Swank almost steals the show and maybe could get a supporting actress nod?”
To make this The Black Dahlia update complete, I have added 7 HQ stills from the set of the film.
The Black Dahlia finally has an official release date. The much anticipated film will hit US screens on 13th October 2006. It feels very far from now but there are rumours of it premiering at Cannes in May. Lets keep our fingers crossed!
In other news, I am currently working on a brand new version of the site. I will launch it within a couple of weeks so stay tuned!
I have made a decision not to post gossip-y articles on this website but since I’ve received several emails asking about the rumours of Scarlett and Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer romancing, I decided to comment on it. Firstly, Scarlett and Josh Hartnett just made an appearance together at Sundance so it is fair to assume that they’re still together.
Second, Scarlett has confirmed that the rumours are not true at all. “It’s not even anywhere close to being true!”, The Daily Mail quotes her saying. “I’ve never met him and until all this started, I’d never heard of him.”
In another topic, Scarlett Johansson was voted #28 on AskMen.com’s Top 99 Women of 2006. The list was determined by the rankings of 2.5 million readers and by the staff. View more information here. Thanks to Daniel for the heads-up!
Today, nominations for the 78th Annual Academy Awards were announced but sadly Scarlett Johansson was left without a Best Supporting Actress nomination even though she was originally being heralded as a frontrunner by many critics. However, Match Point received a nomination for Writing (Original Screenplay) so congratulations to everyone involved with the film!
Contact Music reports that Scarlett will be recording the jazz classic Summertime (George & Ira Gershwin) for an album of adult-themed lullabies. She is among celebrities who have recorded standards, with the backing of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, for a new album, Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars. Other participating celebrities include Ewan McGregor, Nia Vardalos and Jennifer Garner.
The album will be released on 28th March 2006. All proceeds from the project will benefit Music Matters, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s fund for music education.
The first photos of Hugh Jackman on the set of The Prestige are now out and may be viewed at Just Jared. The film is currently being filmed in Pasadena, California. Scarlett should be joining the set shortly – can’t wait to see the photos!
The Prestige also stars Christian Bale, David Bowie, Piper Perabo and Michael Caine.
As you may have noticed, I have been updating the site recently and I figured it was time to make an announcement regarding it. Mel has decided drop her status as the webmaster of Scarlett Johansson Fan so I am in the process of taking over. No need to worry, Mel will still stay on as a co-webmistress, helping me out when she has a free moment.
I am 22-year old film student residing in Scotland. I have been a huge fan of Scarlett’s since her lovely performance in Lost in Translation. Some of you may know me from such sites as Glamour Reese Witherspoon and Eva-Amurri.com. I have big plans for Scarlett Johansson Fan. In the few upcoming weeks I will be updating each section of the site, adding tens of video clips and photos and giving the site a make over.
To celebrate the UK release of Match Point, I uploaded 10 video clips from Saturday Night Live. I know you guys have been eager to see them so head over here and check them out. Scarlett’s a riot!
Unfortunately the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture did not go to Scarlett this year. Rachel Weisz got it for her performance in The Constant Gardener. But still, as Scarlett recently said, she was not expecting anything and it is an honour to even be nominated.
Either way, it was great to see her out and about. Scarlett wore a stunning red scoop neck Valentino dress with soft ruffles on the straps and on the back. I added the 14 first HQs to the gallery. She looked red hot in the super sexy dress!
I also added nearly 600 captures from the weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Yeah, I went a tad cap crazy but she was so adorable. Video clips will follow shortly. 😉
As you may remember James Ellroy hasn’t been exactly thrilled with the movie adaptation of his novel ‘The Black Dahlia’. Now, a guy called Jim reports in the 24LiesASecond Forum about his encounter with James Ellroy at the TV Critics Association convention in Los Angeles. Quoting:
“As has been reported elsewhere, he has indeed come around since his earlier disparaging public comments during pre-production of The Black Dahlia. Since then, he has seen three hours of dailies, and has had this to say about what he saw: The dailies were visually amazing and beautiful. He mentioned that a simple shot of a squad room was so well composed, it was like you had never seen a squad room before. The film is a reduced version of his novel, but manages to cohere. It does not have a Citizen Kane-like structure of flashbacks, as has been reported. Josh Hartnett is a “revelation.” His characterization of Bucky is dead on. The film may be finished for a Cannes screening, but it also may not. It will be released in the U.S. in the fall, at which time Ellroy plans to actively take part in its publicity.”
Scarlett will be nearly everywhere on TV this week, so make sure you tune in to these shows:
– Tuesday, Jan 10: The Late Show with David Letterman
– Wednesday, Jan 11: Regis & Kelly
– Saturday, Jan 14: Saturday Night Live
We will hopefully have captures and the videos up then. Thanks to takamine from the forums for the info!
Thanks to Andrew for letting us know that Scarlett will host Saturday Night Live next Saturday, 14th January 2006. The musical guest will be Death Cab For Cutie. View the SNL website for further information.
Andrew also informed us that Scarlett was voted #12 on Much Music’s (Canada) “Who To Do List” A list based on looks, and success. Well done, Ms. Johansson! 😉