Johansson Joins Portman for Period Piece

Johansson Joins Portman for Period Piece
Lost in Translation star Scarlett Johansson has joined Natalie Portman and Eric Bana for The Other Boleyn Girl. The film is based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel, with Johansson and Garden State star Portman playing two fiercely ambitious sisters, Mary and Ann Boleyn, who were rivals for the heart of 16th century British monarch King Henry VIII, played by Munich actor Bana. Executives from BBC Films, which originally acquired the book rights and made a 2003 TV film starring Natascha McElhone and Jared Harris, are also producing the project. Filming is scheduled to begin this autumn in London, with Justin Chadwick slated to direct.

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