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Scarlett Johansson in Negotiations to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!

Scarlett Johansson in Negotiations to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!

According to Variety, Scarlett Johansson is the latest star in talks for the Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!

As THR previously reported, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are also in negotiations to join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in the film, a "comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s." The film will reportedly feature "many colorful characters populate the script, with the roles hearkening back to Hollywood's golden age."

Included in those characters would be Tatum's character of a "Gene Kelly-type star, Fiennes as director Laurence Lorenz, and Swinton taking on the role of a "powerful Hollywood gossip columnist."

Click here for THR's initial report.

Per Variety, Johansson would "play an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. It's a good fit, since Johansson announced in March that she was pregnant. She is engaged to Romain Dauriac."

Johansson can currently be seen on the big screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Chef, Lucy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Widow in the wings. She just voiced the part of 'Samantha' in the Oscar-nominated movie Her and has also recently appeared in Under the Skin, Don Jon, Hitchcock, The Avengers and more. Her Broadway credits include A View From the Bridge in 2010 and last year's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Photo by Walter McBride


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