Date: 30th January 2004

Johansson lines up Hollywood starlet murder movie

Bafta Best Actress award double nominee Scarlett Johansson is to team up with Josh Hartnett and Mark Wahlberg for their new movie The Black Dahlia.

The 19-year-old American, who has been nominated for Lost in Translation and Girl With a Pearl Earring, will play the object of affection for two police officers, played by Hartnett and Wahlberg.

The detectives are seen investigating the murder of Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Short.

The film, which is a fictional account of the notorious 1947 murder, will start shooting in Los Angeles in May for director Brian De Palma.

Johansson will star in Dahlia after she finishes work on the Weitz brothers' film Synergy, which she begins shooting in March, reports Variety magazine.

Source: Press Release



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