VARIETY – Scarlett Johansson is in early talks to star in the Focus Features drama “Reflective Light,” sources tell Variety.

Art photographer Gregory Crewdson is making his directing debut with Marc Platt producing along with Platt Productions’ Jared LeBoff. The film is an adaptation of the 2014 Carla Buckley novel “The Deepest Secret,” which Crewdson and partner Juliane Hiam have adapted.

The pic follows a teenage boy who suffers from a malady that makes him gravely allergic to sunlight. If Johansson’s deal goes through, she would play his mother, so devoted to her son’s care that she has alienated the rest of their family, creating an oddly sustainable nocturnal lifestyle for him at the expense of her own well-being. When a neighborhood girl goes missing, the balance that kept them afloat begins to unravel.

Focus acquired the rights to the movie right before this year’s Cannes Film Festival and hopes to start production next year.

The film would mark a change of pace for Johansson, who has been busy in action and comedy movies including this year’s “Ghost in the Shell” and the Sony comedy “Rough Night.” She can be seen next in “Avengers: Infinity War” and is also lending her voice to Wes Anderson’s animated “Isle of Dogs.”

She is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.

Labels: Projects, Rumored Roles

PEOPLE – Scarlett Johansson is learning about a painful part of her family’s past.

The actress sat down with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for an episode of PBS’ Finding Your Roots, in which she examines her mother’s family tree and discovers the unfortunate fate of multiple ancestors in Europe.

In a PEOPLE exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode, the actress fights back tears as she learns that while her Jewish great-grandfather worked as a grocer in New York City, his brother — along with his family — died in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

The ghetto was “a 1.3-square mile area sealed off from the rest of the city where authorities forced all of the city’s Jewish residents to live. At its peak, more than 400,000 Jews were crammed into the ghetto, living in squalid conditions with insufficient food rations. No more than 20,000 of them survived the Holocaust,” according to PBS.

“Wow, that’s sad,” she says in the clip after reading the family document before she is overcome with emotion. “And I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. But it’s hard not to.”

“I mean, you really couldn’t imagine the horror. It’s just so crazy to imagine. … It’s crazy to imagine that Saul would be on the other side selling bananas on Ludlow Street. And how different it would be being in America at that time,” says Johansson, 32. “The fate of one brother versus the other.”

Although a disheartening discovery, knowing her family history makes Johansson feel more connected to her past.

“It makes me feel more deeply connected to that side of myself, that side of my family,” she says, and adds, “I didn’t expect that.”

In the episode, she will also learn about her father’s Danish roots.

Labels: Television

I’ve added Blu-ray quality screen captures of Scarlett as Mira Killian (Major) in Ghost in the Shell. I didn’t see this one when it was in theaters, but I’m sure it would have been an even more enthralling experience on the big screen. Visually, the film is stunning, and Scarlett delivers a solid performance (as do the rest of the cast). Captures from the disc’s bonus material will follow soon.


Labels: Gallery Updates, Ghost in the Shell, Projects

The New York premiere of Rough Night is currently taking place and our first batch of photos have been uploaded to the gallery. Scarlett looks incredible, and her famous Reddit lookalike, Geraldine is also in attendance at the premiere.


Labels: Appearances, Gallery Updates, Projects, Rough Night

I have updated the gallery with some new photos of Scarlett at the Rough Night photocall, which took place earlier today at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York. She was joined by her co-stars and the film’s director, Lucia Aniello at the event.

Labels: Appearances, Gallery Updates, Projects, Rough Night

Labels: Projects, Rough Night, Videos


Welcome back to Adoring Scarlett Johansson–as you can see, at long last, the site has received a much-needed overhaul. I absolutely loved the previous designs, but after almost two and a half years it was time for a change. With the change in designs I have also tweaked much of the site content, which is now almost fully up-to-date. A huge thank you to the lovely Lora and Siny for their coding and design work.

However, the biggest and most time-consuming change has been reuploading our gallery to a new url. It features everything that was previously available in our first version, but with some additional photos and reorganizing that I felt was desperately needed. When we changed hosting services back in 2015, some photos were lost in the process and the gallery was still trying to display them. There’s still some tweaking to do here and there, as well as adding photos and captures from Scarlett’s recent Saturday Night Live and talk show appearances, but for the most part the site is now back and functioning again. I hope you like the changes, and please feel free to contact me if you come across any issues.

Labels: Site Updates

I’ve finally updated the gallery with some lovely photos of Scarlett and her sister Vanessa attending the Planned Parenthood 100th Anniversary Gala at Pier 36 in New York City.

Labels: Appearances, Gallery Updates
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