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Johansson’s directorial debut dumped
New York, May 3 (IANS) Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson’s
dream of becoming a director has been shattered as the scenes
she shot for a movie has been edited out from the final version.
The 24-year-old was among a number of stars, including fellow
actress Natalie Portman, who took part in making upcoming film
“New York, I Love You”, which is a series of love stories shot
by different directors.
Pagesix.com reports that Johansson’s directorial debut starring
Kevin Bacon, shot in black and white, was tagged “unwatchable”
and has been edited out. Producer Emmanuel Benbihy felt that the
short was too “conceptualised” to fit in with the rest of the
“The story did not specifically involve an interpersonal
relationship and it was conceptualised to be filmed in black and
white - both of which were extreme departures from the other
films,” said Benbihy.
“Scarlett presented me with an extremely compelling, albeit
unconventional, narrative that appeared as though it would not
necessarily conform to the overall approach of the entire
“I was very much moved by her vision (but) after months of
editing I had to admit that there were editorial decisions to be
made in the interest of serving the overall narrative and
composition that resulted in previously filmed scenes and
footage not getting used,” he added.
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