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Scarlett Johansson joining OLD ST. LOUIS; is she leaving GRAVITY?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
August 5th, 2010

Well, there may very well be a reason Alfonso Cuaron is chatting with other actresses, as his GRAVITY leading lady, Scarlett Johansson, may be looking at new projects.

Vulture is now reporting that the actress is currently in talks to join the upcoming David O. Russell-directed, Vince Vaughn and Chloe Moretz-starring film, OLD ST. LOUIS.  The film was announced a few weeks ago, and it looks like the film, which follows a salesman whose life changes after his daughter comes back into his life, has found some new life with this apparent casting choice. More information, after the jump.

St. Louis will have a $20 million budget, and will be a welcome return to the world of smaller fare for an actress who has left the world of GHOST WORLD and LOST IN TRANSLATION for films like IRON MAN 2 and various rom-coms.  She’s an immensely gifted thespian who hasn’t really had the chance to show her acting chops, so hopefully this will be that project. Sure, this isn’t a film like GRAVITY, which is a whole different beast, but hey - you really can’t go wrong with a new David O. Russell film, can you?

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  • Therealjessekellestine

    She's had the chance to display her acting chops before, but some of her best roles end up being very low key and subtle. “The Girl with the Pearl Earing” for example and can't forget “Lost in Translation.”

    I don't know what Gravity's role offers her, it sounds like RDJ has the juicy role in it though. I'm guessing Old St. Louis offers her more to chew on.

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