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Scarlett Johansson will compute sexuality in Spike Jonze's Her

Jun. 21, 2013by:
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Spike Jonze is an interesting filmmaker to watch with his kooky and borderline hypnotizing projects. This guy isn't the water in the glass or the glass its self-- he's that painting on the wall that everyone tries to analyze but never wind up with the same take.

His next project HER focuses on a "lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need." The cast is a rather stellar one including Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Amy Adams. Samantha Morton was originally cast as the operating system, but now has been replaced with Scarlett Johansson.

Jonze explained the recasting in an email yesterday:

I think, unfortunately, it's pretty normal in terms of my not-quite-painless-for-everyone-involved 'process' of discovering what the movie is.

Samantha was with us on set and was amazing. It was only in post production, when we started editing, that we realized that what the character/movie needed was different from what Samantha and I had created together. So we recast and since then Scarlett has taken over that role.

I love Samantha. I've been friends with her forever and I hope we make lots of things together in the future.

Be well,

Spike

I wonder if a cut with Morton will make the DVD extras. I'm interested in what she brought versus what Johansson offers. The first clips from HER will play during a panel for BEING JOHN MALKOVICH at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday night.

Source: Vulture

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4:49AM on 06/24/2013
her?
her?
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9:49PM on 06/21/2013
How very S1m0ne-esque! Beats falling in love with Microsoft Bob.
How very S1m0ne-esque! Beats falling in love with Microsoft Bob.
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1:54AM on 06/22/2013
Or that paperclip asshole
Or that paperclip asshole
3:15AM on 06/22/2013
Damn straight. Although Scarlett Johansson as Clippy would be surreal/amazing.
Damn straight. Although Scarlett Johansson as Clippy would be surreal/amazing.
12:35PM on 06/23/2013
Haha, I also thought of S1m0ne when I was reading this. btw, that flick is one of my guilty pleasures.
Haha, I also thought of S1m0ne when I was reading this. btw, that flick is one of my guilty pleasures.
5:17PM on 06/21/2013
Can't wait to see Phoenix and Adams on screen together again after seeing them together in The Master.

But yeah, I think Spike Jonze is a genius and this cast is terrific.
Can't wait to see Phoenix and Adams on screen together again after seeing them together in The Master.

But yeah, I think Spike Jonze is a genius and this cast is terrific.
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4:19PM on 06/21/2013
So, I'm assuming, the OS role is just a voice? As the film is already in post it seems unlikely you would cast a physical role.
So, I'm assuming, the OS role is just a voice? As the film is already in post it seems unlikely you would cast a physical role.
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10:52PM on 06/21/2013
Jonze pretty well confirms this.
Jonze pretty well confirms this.
1:55AM on 06/22/2013
That's exactly what happened to the Marty McFly character during the production of Back to the Future. So who knows.
That's exactly what happened to the Marty McFly character during the production of Back to the Future. So who knows.
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