First up, she's adding another comedy to her roster by joining the ever-growing cast of He's Just Not That Into You. Get this -- she's going to play a pilates instructor and aspiring singer who has an affair with a married guy and thinks he'll leave his wife for her. I wonder if they'll include one of her covers in the film -- because yes, she sings too. However, I just don't know about this one (the movie, not the casting). I liked the Sex and the City episode the idea first surfaced in, where women are making excuses for absent male behavior, but I checked out the book and wasn't thrilled with it. From what we know so far, it looks like yet another film about women acting foolishly for love, but hopefully these characters will have some more substance in them.
After she's done with that, Johansson is going to head to Frank Miller land for Will Eisner's The Spirit, which has been brewing since last year. Lionsgate is backing the film, with Samuel L. Jackson going for the role of Octopus and Gabriel Macht pinged to play The Spirit himself. (Sidenote: To tie this into Johansson's other role, Macht once played a modelizer on SaTC.) As for ScarJo, she's in final negotiations to play Silk N. Floss -- "a sexy and intelligent secretary with a vindictive instinct, making her the perfect accomplice to the Octopus, an evil mastermind." Production on this one is set to begin in the eerie month of October, but it won't come out until 2009.