As we reported back in January, Emily Blunt was offered the role of the mysterious Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow for "Iron Man 2."
But, Blunt's commitment to "Gulliver's Travels" may prevent her from co-starring in the Marvel sequel.
Now, Entertainment Weekly is exclusively reporting that Johansson has met with the filmmakers and is interested in taking the role.
Here's the full article, and fanboys, start fantasizing!
Because Emily Blunt's commitment to Twentieth Century Fox and the studio's upcoming Gulliver's Travels movie may prohibit her from costarring in Iron Man 2, Marvel is in discussions with other actresses, most significantly Scarlett Johansson, to take her place, EW has learned exclusively. Marvel will not confirm, but sources around Hollywood say Johansson has indeed met with the filmmakers and is interested in taking the role of Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff, who doubles as Black Widow. Blunt's reps are still trying to make both projects work, but Gulliver's is further along, with a start date of April 15. Iron Man 2 still doesn't have a shooting script and a start date has not yet been determined.
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For the first time ever, an animated film won the ACE Eddie Best Edited Feature Film Award in the organization's 59-year history!
"Wall-E's" editor, Stephen Schaffer was awarded the comedy/musical trophy. In the drama category, "Slumdog Millionaire's" editor Chris Dickens earned top honors!
"Man On Wire's" Jinx Godfrey won for documentary.
Here's the complete list of the winners of the 59th annual Ace Eddie Awards:
EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
“Slumdog Millionaire,” Chris Dickens
EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
“Wall-E,” Stephen Schaffer
“Man on Wire,” Jinx Godfrey
EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION
“30 Rock: Reunion,” Meg Reticker
EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
“Breaking Bad: Pilot,” Lynne Willingham, A.C.E.
EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
“True Blood: Strange Love,” Michael Ruscio, A.C.E. and Andy Keir
EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
“Recount,” Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.
EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
“24: Redemption,” Scott Powell, A.C.E.
EDITED REALITY SERIES
“Greensburg: The Tornado,”
Leonard Feinstein and Phontaine Judd
STUDENT EDITING COMPETITION
Junna Xiao, American Film Institute
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The mixture of digital and 35 mm imagery, coupled with hand-held work paid off for "Slumdog Millionaire" and its director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle!
The film beat "Revolutionary Road," "The Reader," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and "The Dark Knight."
But "Dark Knight" director, Christopher Nolan, was honored by the ASC (The American Society of Cinematographers) as well. Nolan was presented the ASC Board of Governors Award.
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Moviegoers love Jason Voorhees, putting "Friday the 13th" at the top of the box-office with $42.2 million, the highest for any horror opening. The remake beat previous record-holder, "The Grudge." The Sarah-Michelle Gellar-starrer sold $39.1 million in 2004.
Previous No. 1 film, "He's Just Not That Into You," fell to No. 2 with $19.6 million. Disney's comedy "Confessions of a Shopaholic" landed in No. 4 with $15.4 million, while Sony's thriller "The International" is No. 7 with $10 million.
Here's the complete list of the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of Feb. 13:
1. "Friday the 13th," $42.2 million.
2. "He's Just Not That Into You," $19.6 million.
3. "Taken," $19.3 million.
4. "Confessions of a Shopaholic," $15.4 million.
5. "Coraline," $15.3 million.
6. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $11.7 million.
7. "The International," $10 million.
8. "The Pink Panther 2," $9 million.
9. "Slumdog Millionaire," $7.2 million.
10. "Push," $6.9 million.
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Amidst nudity and much horsing around, "Equus" finished its Broadway run. But that didn't stop Robert Pattinson ("Twilight") fans from dreaming that their heartthrob is going to be on the show that prominently starred "Harry Potter's" Daniel Radcliffe.
After all, both actors appeared in two "Harry Potter" films.
But "Equus" producer, David Pugh said, that will not happen!
But he did admit that he will be working together with Pattinson on a theater project in 2010!
Rejoice Pattinson fans! You'll see the actor in the flesh! Yes, that's a double entendre
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