Who should play Scarlett Johansson: Idris Elba or a pine tree? | The Tylt
Who should play Scarlett Johansson: Idris Elba or a pine tree?
Fans are often shocked to learn that Scarlett Johansson is neither a Japanese robot, nor a Japanese dog, nor a snake in India, nor a Russian superhero, but rather a white woman. Capturing the essence of the chameleon-like star demands a bold casting choice. Tom Hanks and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have expressed interest in the role, but two stronger choices have emerged as fan favorites.
Idris Elba has tackled a huge variety of roles, from criminal to detective, and from man-eating tiger to guy who controls big-ass robots. It’s a natural fit. Like Scarlett Johansson, he’s very good looking. She’s Danish; he played a Norse god. Elba’s parents are Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian. Johansson’s parents are also from countries.
Idris can do anything, including play a gorgeous blonde.
A pine tree is an obvious choice, as it’s long been rumored she almost lost the part of teenage road-hummer gone wrong in “The Man Who Wasn’t There” to a spruce tree, and a Siberian larch acted as her stunt double in “Lost In Translation” (Bill Murray’s double was a bottle of gin with heavy juniper notes). ScarJo may be substantially younger and shorter than one of California’s great sequoia trees, but a wooden performance could provide a degree of realism.