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Watch the First Trailer for Ghost in the Shell

Despite the fact that everyone is still pretty peeved about the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of a movie adapted from a popular anime, the project has continued onward. Last week, the studio released the very first trailer for Ghost in the Shell and admittedly it looks pretty cool. You can watch the trailer above!

In Ghost in the Shell, Johansson stars as The Major, a cyber policewoman tasked with taking down cyber criminals who are attempting to bring down the Hanka Robotics corporation. The Major eventually begins to question her reality and uncover the mysteries surrounding her identity.

Most of the casting upset surrounding this film comes from the fact that The Major was originally a Japanese character and casting Johansson is viewed as whitewashing. Many felt and still do (and I agree) that the  studio could have hired any number of Asian actresses to fill the coveted role. I mean honestly how hard could that have been? The film’s producers have defended the choice, saying that Johansson was simply the right actress for the part. But in reality they likely wanted the A-lister in order to bring in the audiences and the money.

The adaptation was directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and also stars Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbæk and Japanese star Takeshi Kitano.

Ghost in the Shell hits theaters on March 31.

Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson to Join Hail Caesar Cast

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Two of the world’s favorite actors, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson, are in talks to join the cast of the upcoming Coen Brothers’ film, Hail Caesar. 

Currently the cast already boasts a pretty impressive cast lists including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, and Ralph Fiennes.

The film follows a man named Eddie Mannix in his job as a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s. It was originally reported in 2005 that Hail Caesar would focus on a group of theater actors in the 1920s as they put together a play about ancient Rome. It’s a good possibility that the Roman-themed play will now appear in the story as a Hollywood production.

Hill has confirmed that his involvement but what role he would play has not been revealed. It was announced that Johansson’s role would be an actress that finds out that she’s pregnant right as her film is set to begin production.

Hail Caesar is set to begin production this fall. An anticipated release date has not been announced. The film was written and directed by the Coens. It will be produced under their Mike Zoss productions company with Working Title’s Tim Beven and Eric Fellner.

The Trailer and Poster for Spike Jonze’s “Her”

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Her, the upcoming movie touted as a Spike Jonze love story, is not, as you might think, about Ann Veal finally finding love somewhere other than the Bluth family. The Warner Bros. Pictures film has officially debuted its first trailer and poster for the project that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson. Honestly, this movie looks FREAKING AMAZING. Welcome back, Joaquin, we missed you. Continue reading The Trailer and Poster for Spike Jonze’s “Her”