Hookers, Victims & Doormats

Royal victim! Scarlett Johansson is set to star in the Phillip Noyce-directed Mary Queen of Scots, playing the Scottish queen, who, in 1542, became Scotland's queen (she was only an infant), and was later imprisoned on charges for plotting to murder Elizabeth I and beheaded. In other casting news, the actress who can do no wrong, Kate Winslet, is taking over for pregnant Nicole Kidman in The Reader, a drama helmed by The Hours director Stephen Daldry. [Variety, UPI]