Luc Besson is showing remarkable restraint by ruling out a sequel for this summer’s hit “Lucy,” but that will not stop every executive around town from throwing action scripts at the feet of Scarlett Johansson. The actress, who already has Marvel fans campaigning for a Black Widow spinoff, now has Warner Bros. offering her charge role in a long-in-the-works live action adaptation of a cult classic anime movie.
Deadline is reporting that Johansson has been offered $10 million to star as Major Motoko Kusanagi, the film’s “augmented-cybernetic human” lead character. As a person in the elite task force Section 9, Major Kusanagi faces terrorists and thugs on the cyber warfare front of a futuristic cyberpunk version of Japan. With lush visuals and a healthy dose of science fiction, Ghost In The Shell has the makings of a four quadrant hit.
Speaking of remakes, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” helmer David Lowery is gearing up “Pete’s Dragon” over at Disney and Robert Redford of all people is in early talks for the movie, according to THR. It’s yet another surprise move for Redford who also appeared in this year’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” but it will work better once you keep in mind that Lowery and Redford have another project cooking, the financial institution robber tale “The Old Man And The Gun.”
Scarlett Johansson and Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes are teaming up to form a crew more dynamic than Johannson’s “The Avengers” character. As opposed to saving the planet, this trio has gone out to save homeless dogs all across America.
Lambert, Rimes and Johansson, together with Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Fergie, Paula Abdul, Betty White and Kesha, is going to take part in “The Great American Dog-A-Thon” on Fox this Thanksgiving
“The Great American Dog-A-Thon” will air Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 27, on Fox from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.
Scarlett Johansson is set to star in a new Sony Television show called Custom of the Country. It is based on Edith Wharton the 1913 novel of the identical name. Johansson will play Undine Spragg, a Midwestern girl who comes to New York and will do anything to climb on Manhattan’s beau cleans. She married for money, becomes pregnant, neglects his son, have affairs, divorces, lost his high position in society, and then scrambles the social ladder again. High drama.
The term Custom of the Country refers to the “custom of the money paid by a master to get a girl’s maidenhead.” (Maidenhead means virginity.) It’s suggested that the title came from Montaigne’s essay “On Husbanding Your Will.”
The novel is often considered an inspiration for Downton Abbey created by Julian Fellowes, who won the Edith Wharton Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Scarlett Johansson in form-fitting workout wear spending good time with her husband in New York on October 8. it was a first candid picture since she gave birth to her daughter, Rose Dorothy.
Scarlett was rocking workout gear with cropped pants, hoodie and New Balance sneakers while kissing her beau and hailing a cab.
Scarlett Johansson is reportedly to starring in ‘Custom Of The Country’ Limited Series For Sony TV
According the news, Sony Pictures TV is combining, Scarlett Johansson for a limited series project that’s about to hit the market. Johansson is placed to star in and executive produce the eight-episode period series, from Charles Finch’s Pink Sands, which is based on Wharton’s 1913 novel The Custom Of The Country.
Johannson will play the story’s heroine Undine Spragg, and the period drama will chronicle her mission to get to the heights of New York beau monde at all necessary.
Custom Of The Country was identified as a serious matter of ambition is probably the most literary rock heroine Undine Spragg to be played by Johansson in her first TV role.
However, Julian Fellowes said that he was greatly inspired by the 1913 novel. He said :
“I felt this was my book; this was talking to me in a most extreme and immediate way, In Undine Spragg, Wharton has created an anti-heroine absolutely in the same rank as Becky Sharp, Scarlett O’Hara, or Lizzy Eustace,”