Scarlett Johansson is the latest star to join the cast of Wes Anderson’s untitled new film. The Black Widow star has joined the cast of the film which is currently being shot in Spain. Johansson fans know that this isn’t the first time the actress has joined the cast of auteur films.
Johansson previously teamed up with Anderson in 2018 The island of dogs, lending a voice to show the dog Nutmeg. This new film will be the Oscar nominated double’s first live performance in one of Anderson’s films.
Wes Anderson is currently filming his latest film, which is currently untitled. Unsurprisingly, plot details are unknown. Filming for the film began this month in Spain and is scheduled to end at the end of September. Character details are also well hidden.
The project will feature many Anderson regulars alongside some high profile newbies. Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton and Adrien Brody were announced very early on to be involved in the film. Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Rupert Friend and now Scarlett Johansson have joined the impressive cast.
Untitled film will reunite Johansson with her Lost in translation co-starring Bill Murray. Both have already lent their voices to the 2016s The jungle Book, which currently has a sequel in development that could see the two return.
Johansson’s post-Marvel plans
Scarlett Johansson recently made headlines for suing Disney for breach of contract. Johansson’s camp alleges that Disney’s simultaneous digital and theatrical release of Black Widow decline in ticket sales. Disney claims Johansson’s touch got it on a wide release, not an exclusive theatrical release. This legal battle can have far-reaching repercussions as studios seek to control the streaming market.
The next time Scarlett Johansson hits theaters, it’ll be in December, when Sing 2 is released. The two-time Oscar nominee is set to reprise her role as Ash the Porcupine. The film has been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sequel will see the return of Matthew McConaghey, Reese Witherspoon and Taron Egerton as well as newcomers Pharrell Williams, Bono, Eric André and Halsey.
Johansson has long been rumored to be the first choice for the role of Audrey in the upcoming remake of Little shop of horrors. The new take on the beloved musical will be directed by Greg Berlanti and feature new music and lyrics by original writers Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Chris Evans is also said to be involved.
The French dispatch
Wes Anderson’s new movie The French dispatch is finally set to hit theaters this fall. The long-awaited film was written and directed by Anderson. Although it was originally intended as a musical, producer Jeremy Dawson has confirmed that the end product is not actually a musical.
As is the hallmark of any Wes Anderson movie, The French dispatch presents a remarkable overall distribution. Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, and of course Bill Murray are part of the cast of this new film.
Anderson is known to have a stable of regular actors in his films. Bill Murray has appeared in nine Anderson films. Jason Schwartzman appeared in Seven. Tilda Swinton and Adrien Brody appeared in Four. Each of these actors are also set to appear in the untitled new Anderson film, so those numbers are sure to increase.
The French dispatch premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Wes Anderson’s new film received great reviews from those in attendance. The film was scheduled to premiere at the festival in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed those plans. The film was tentatively scheduled for release on October 16, 2020, but that release has been postponed to October 22, 2021.
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