It looks like Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz might team up once more. Fans may remember their steamy kiss in the romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen and also featuring Javier Bardem, back in 2008.
Johansson recently appeared on SNL, and it looks like she might be teaming up with Cruz to star alongside Michael Fassbender and Owen Wilson in a new Netflix project directed by Nancy Meyers. The movie is expected to have a large budget and is currently going by the name Paris Paramount.
The plot revolves around a pair of filmmakers who work in the above-the-line department. They have a complicated romantic history, and despite their reluctance, they end up working together on a project. The film is written and directed by Meyers, who also plays the role of producer.
It looks like Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz may reunite on screen for the upcoming film Paris Paramount.
Johansson ventured into a new territory by getting involved with a woman, as portrayed by Penelope the passionate painter in her latest project. This endeavor is Johansson’s first directorial effort since The Intern, which hit theaters in 2015 and featured Robert DeNiro as the intern and Anne Hathaway as his perfectionist boss.
According to reports, the negotiations for actor agreements in the upcoming Paris Paramount project are still ongoing due to budgeting issues. There has been no official statement from Netflix regarding these rumors. In other news, Scarlett recently shared her thoughts about being trained to become a “bombshell” actress.
In her earlier days, the famous 38-year-old actress had concerns about being typecast in particular roles. However, she has since gained control over her career. Scarlett shared her thoughts, saying that she was initially cast as the young and innocent female lead, which is a common practice in the industry. Unfortunately, this often leads to objectification of young women.
In the film Vicky Cristina, Penelope Cruz portrayed a free-spirited and unconventional artist, who was known for her unpredictable behavior.
Scarlett Johansson, who has appeared in movies like Lost in Translation and Girl With the Pearl Earring, played the character that was in a love triangle with Javier Bardem’s character and then Penelope Cruz’s character, who played an eccentric artist. The actress, who worked with director Woody Allen on the set of Match Point and Scoop, believes that she got caught up in a particular path during her younger years, which focused on her physical appearance and sex appeal. As she entered her womanhood and developed her own sexuality, Johansson felt like she was being groomed to be a bombshell-type of actor.
The movie received incredible feedback as it was described as alluring and captivating. Interestingly, the two lead actors in the movie, Bardem and Cruz, are now happily married with children.