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Scarlett Johansson to Take Part in 'Astro Boy'

June 26, 2008 07:24:30 GMT

The actress known for her work in notable movie 'Lost in Translation' is said to be joining the voice talents behind the Japanese manga adaptation 'Astro Boy'.


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A while back, Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios have unveiled the list of the voice cast signed to fill the voices of "Astro Boy" characters. What they didn't mention at that time is that sexy Hollywood starlet, Scarlett Johansson, is also going to be among the voice talents.

Though it is still unclear to what character she will be lending her voice, one thing for sure the 23-year-old will be joining Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy and Freddie Highmore for the part. Besides her part in this adaptation movie, the BAFTA recipient for her performance in "Lost in Translation" has several project under her sleeves awaiting for release, such as "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", "He's Just Not That Into You" and "The Spirit".

Concerning "Astro Boy", the animation motion picture is an adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic manga about a young robot made to replace its creator's son but ends up being Metro City's hero. The movie scripted by Timothy Harris will be helmed by David Bowers and is expected to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2009.

© AceShowbiz.com




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