Recently we have learned that Scarlett Johansson has been cast alongside Colin Farrell in Neil Jordan‘s Borgia and as an avenging warrior from 200 B.C. in Signature Pictures’ Amazon. While I am not too sure about that last one the first one seems like a good fit, get more on that here. As for this bit of casting news we learn that Miss Johansson has just landed the lead role in the film adaptation of The Nanny Diaries.
“The Nanny Diaries” is a best-selling novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus and apparently Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are in talks to direct from their script.
The book tells the story of nine frantic months in the life of a young woman impulsively hired to care for the neglected 4-year-old son of a pampered wife and her near-absentee husband, whose marriage begins to disintegrate during the period. The young nanny is aptly named Nan and will be the role Scarlett will be in charge or occupying as she juggles the household’s marital woes, her classes, a romance and a spoiled kid.
I have not had a chance to read this one, but I bought it as a gift for a few people last year and they loved it, I can only hope the film gives audiences the same enjoyment.
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