Scarlett Johansson Adds Frank Miller's The Spirit To Busy Slate

No Jenna Jameson biopic? No problem.

With a Hollywood strike looming, folks in the industry are locking down projects as quickly as they can -- including Scarlett Johansson, who, The Hollywood Reporter tells us, has not one, not two, but three upcoming films.

Of primary interest to readers of this site will be Johansson's involvement in Frank Miller's The Spirit. In the Gabriel Macht-led adaptation of the classic Will Eisner strip, Johansson will play a woman with an axe to grind. From the article:

Johansson is in final negotiations to play a dangerous beauty named Silk N. Floss. Eisner's strip was known for its women with dangerous curves, and Miller is intent on keeping that tradition. Floss is a sexy and intelligent secretary with a vindictive instinct that makes her the perfect accomplice to the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), an evil mastermind.

Sometimes the roles just cast themselves.

Johansson has also joined the cast of He's Just Not That Into You, the Drew Barrymore-produced ensemble dramedy that already boasted the involvement of Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Connolly, Justin Long, and Ginnifer Goodwin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Johansson will play a pilates instructor/aspiring singer who has an affair with a married man and hopes that he will leave his wife for her."

Last but not least, the article reports that Johansson still has Mary, Queen of Scots on her schedule. The film, which will find Johansson in the title role, has been kicking around for awhile, but development has kicked into a higher gear since The Painted Veil's John Curran agreed to direct.

Before any of these movies hit theaters, Johansson will be seen in a pair of films, this month's The Nanny Diaries and December's The Other Boleyn Girl.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Comments

DanielLee8793

Daniel Lee

Is it just me, but Id really enjoy seeing her naked. She is hot as hell...

Aug 17 - 07:32 AM

Xylemicarious

Harpal Khalsa

^Agreed.
The Spirit should be pretty cool, and I can imagine that Mary, Queen of Scots could be good. We'll see about that one and He's Just Not That Into You.

Aug 17 - 08:19 AM

petarded

Clark Price

thats what happens when you're a talented actress that isn't always running the streets and on the front of every tabloid.

Aug 17 - 08:58 AM

taran72

Dan Mills

Silk N. Floss? Worst fictional name ever.

Aug 17 - 09:09 AM

nate2709

Nate 2709

Do not fear DanielLee8793, she'lll take it off eventually. They always do, but it will have to be something tasteful and important to the story blah blah blah blah.

Aug 17 - 09:13 AM

Now it's dark

Kirby K

She must give fantastic head.

Aug 17 - 09:59 AM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

yeah, we're all waiting for her to do a tornado flick where her shirt flies off but, lets face it...she's a tease and a hypocrite much the way alba, love hewitt and portman and biel are. at least biel is switchin' sides(supposedly)on the prudeness and baring it for Powder Blue. HURRAAAAY FOR B33BIES!

Aug 17 - 10:39 AM

narcissusbleh

Christian Diaz

haha. wasn't she nude in the island?

she's a smart, talented chick.

Aug 17 - 11:49 AM

hotbox2001

colin christian

Her fabulous bum shot in Lost in Translation still has me speechless..plus she is talented too!!!

Aug 17 - 06:42 PM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

i think whats most shocking is how talented she truly is. she is not just a

breath taking face, lucious lips, heavenly eyes, hot hump and of course her almighty

b33bies(Hurray TO GIMY for the reference)! she is amazingly so a truly rare double

threat and not just a one great acting moment like some actresses tend to have been

{talking to you halle berry}. now, hey let us all not forget about some of the other

double threats, charlize thoren and angelina jolie comes to mind (sorry hillary swank,

fans?)but scarlett has the beauty that equals an angelina and the talent of a

charlize and the consistency of a hillary, but she has all three! And hey about my boy,

Denny Colt aka the Spirit! first frank freakin miller, now scarlett! wow, Eisner is

smilin up there in comic heaven with jack kirby, and bob kane. now, if only someone

could make kirby smile up there and make a good hulk and fantastic four movie. and i bet

jack wants to see his creation, darkseid, in the next superman movie, too. not me,

i'll take him in the third one.



Aug 17 - 10:52 PM

Jero242

Jeff Augustyn

that is hilarious-- every post on here has to deal with johansson gettin naked... true that... good body = good actress; talent is irrelevant, the way it should be

Aug 18 - 01:45 PM

~*Admiral Snowstorm*~

Dominique Amsterdam

Did I miss something? Hollywood strike? What's this about? Is the general public getting tired of sequels, remakes, and adaptations or something?

Aug 18 - 05:07 PM

High School With Money

LEEEROOOOOAAAAHHHH MMMYYAAAANKEEEUUUNNNNSSSS

Scarlett's Dr. Girlfriend to Sam L's Monarch (or that dude with invisible limbs)... Jackson's gonna be pimpin' in this one!

[i]Did I miss something? Hollywood strike? [/i]

There's gonna be yet another Writers Guild strike forthcoming. They probably want all the bigshot chimps and manitees to stop working so cheap.

[i]Do not fear DanielLee8793, she'lll take it off eventually. They always do, but it will have to be something tasteful and important to the story blah blah blah blah.
[/i]

Or usually when they turn 40 and try to show how sexy (read: marketable) they are at that age.

Aug 19 - 08:43 AM

Lizard Brain

Greg Bonnette

Maybe I'm a pervert, but back in "The Horse Whisperer" I thought 'she's going to be good-looking when she grows up.' Well, ta-da...

Aug 19 - 08:58 AM

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