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Hookers, Victims & Doormats

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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]

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I thank Noyce for this decision, because it helps me, a costume piece junkie, figure out if it is a film with seeing. Starring Cate Blanchett or Kate Winslet? The director is obviously trying to make a good movie with quality actresses. Scarlet Johansson? Director wants to make the appearance of making a good movie, but, really, it may as well be "Spice World" with some codpieces thrown in the mix...