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Apatow is producing the film by John Carney called Can a Song Save Your Life? Mark Ruffalo and Jim Carrey are rumored to be gunning for the male lead.
Set in New York, the film tells the story of a washed-up A&R man who forms a passionate bond with a young singer-songwriter (Johansson) from out of town.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) may soon be lending their talents to a “zombie comedy.” Pajiba is reporting that the two are “loosely attached” to Breathers: A Zombie’s Lamentbased on S.G. Browne’s 2009 novel of the same name. Currently, Diablo Cody (Juno) is set to produce the script by Geoff Latulippe (Going the Distance). Per the report, Latulippe’s script is being circulated to potential directors as I type, meaning Gordon-Levitt and Johansson’s involvement may be either confirmed or denied sooner rather than later.
It looks like Scarlett Johansson will assume the role previously earmarked for Angelina Jolie in the 3D sci-fi flickGravity. Daily News [via Bleeding Cool] reports that Johannson has “verbally agreed” to star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the film. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), Gravity follows “a woman as she attempts to make her way back to earth after a satellite crash sets off a chain reaction of further crashes.”
Much of what we have heard about Gravity has more to do with the tech than the narrative: Cuarón is reportedly touting the CG-heavy film as “the most ambitious film, technology-wise, since Avatar,” and it is rumored that the opening scene is a single twenty-minute take.
And I thought I couldn’t anticipate this movie more..