Remember when Scarlett Johansson was channelling her inner 90's goddess around Glasgow? Well now you can check out the fruits of her fashionable labor in the trailer for Jonathan Glazer's (Sexy Beast) latest film Under the Skin.
In what looks to be a cross between Silence of the Lambs and a David Lynch film, the sci-fi thriller - set to screen at the Venice Film Festival tomorrow - centers on an alien (Johansson) who preys on victims in the Scottish highlands. The movie, which is adapted from Michel Faber's novel of the same name, premiered in the States at last week's Telluride Film Festival.
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The list of actresses rumored to be in the running to portray Senator Hillary Clinton in Rodham has just been shortened by one.
When answering questions at a press conference for the charity event Sound of Change in London last night, Jessica Chastain made it clear that she is not being considered for the role. "No, that's actually not true. I found out about the project online, but, yeah, there's a lot of stuff out there," she said.
Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried, and Scarlett Johansson are among the other actresses believed to be in the competition for the coveted role. The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt will helm the biopic and has already spoken generously about the actresses in the running: “They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”
Rodham will focus on Clinton's early days in Arkansas during the Watergate scandal.
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After having lived most of his life as an actor and spending the last several years building up his production company, HitRecord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has finally gotten behind the camera for a film in which he also wrote and stars (naturally): Don Jon. The film - which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, and Julianne Moore - is a romantic comedy about romantic comedies. Scarlett's character, obsessed with romantic comedies and Hollywood's idealization of love, falls into a relationship with Joseph's character whose notion of love is the opposite, fueled by his obsession with porn.
If you can get past the fact that JGL's character looks like he just came from the set of Jersey Shore (which you undoubtedly should, because the movie looks like a fun and entertainining examination about love), you can mark your calendar for the film's theatrical release: October 18.
"[His butt] is really one of the brighter points of my life. I have asked Ben at times, when I was having a more difficult day, to just leave it out there for a couple more moments, just to brighten my day a little bit... I think it adds a little bit of hope in an otherwise dismal situation."
- Scarlett Johansson talks about admiring her Cat on a Hot Tin Roof co-star Ben Walker, who spends a large amount of time during the play in a towel (and occasionally without even that).
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Scarlett Johansson tried out for Anne Hathaway's role in Les Miserables.
The 28-year-old actress was keen to take on the part of tragic Fantine in Tom Hooper's big screen version of the hit musical but thinks Anne was the correct choice. When asked if she had auditioned, Scarlett said, "Yes, I did. I sang my little heart out. The jazz hands kid inside me was just over the moon! I auditioned with laryngitis. I did everything I could to, like, not have laryngitis. I think, looking at the film now, there's no possible way I ever could have topped that performance [by Anne Hathaway]. It was perfect and I think fateful and meant to be."
It wasn't the first time Scarlett had auditioned for a part in the famous musical. When she was younger she went for the role of Fantine's eight-year-old daughter Cosette, so the story has always been close to her heart.
"But, yes, the audition itself brought back so many memories of auditioning for Les Mis for the young Cosette and it was fun for me to revisit that," she said.
Scarlett Johansson gets in touch with her inner 90s fashionista on the Glasgow set of Jonathan Glazer's upcoming sci-fi flick, Under the Skin.
Thankfully Johansson didn't take a dramatic, permanent route for her new hair color, opting instead for a brunette wig to hide her blonde tresses. What do you think of her new look?
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Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson channel a couple of classic Hollywood starlets in the upcoming biopic of Alfred Hitchcock -- here's a sneak peek at the pair's transformations into the two actresses of Psycho.
"Hitchcock dressed her up in a wig and did everything could to make the beautiful Vera Miles look frumpy. What Hitch tried to do to Vera we tried to do to Jessica, and the results were equally ridiculous. It is not possible to make Jessica Biel dowdy," said Hitchcock director Sacha Gervasi.
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Hugh Laurie: Has the Robocop reboot finally found its villain? The House star is in talks to portray "an ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes Robocop" in the film, set to be directed by Jose Padilha. Laurie will act opposite Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gary Oldman.
Scarlett Johansson had to "mentally challenge" herself to get beaten up every day on the set of The Avengers.
The 27-year-old actress plays the role of Black Widow in the forthcoming Joss Whedon-directed action adventure film, and she admits it was tough to get used to the fighting scenes but she realized she had to get them done in early takes so it would hurt less.
"I think just kind of going back day after day, knowing that you're going to get the crap kicked out of you and do it willingly is sort of a challenge in itself, a mental challenge. But also I have to say that every time you fail at a stunt, it hurts until you get it right," she said, speaking at the world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.
Black Widow is one of the only characters in the film to have not had her own movie - with Chris Evans appearing in Captain America and Chris Hemsworth in Thor - but Scarlett believes it made no difference when they shot the ensemble piece: "She's really the first female superhero. There's a huge rich background for me to kind of pick from and play with and layer."
Joss Whedon was concerned that The Avengers might turn into a "sausagefest."
The 47-year-old director cast Scarlett Johansson in the superhero movie - which sees her reprise her role of Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow from Iron Man 2 - to avoid the film being dominated by its male stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.
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