Scarlett Johansson cast in new Wes Anderson film amid Disney suit
Last Modified: Aug 17, 2021
Scarlett Johansson has landed her first movie role following her shocking lawsuit against Disney. The Black Widow actress is set to join the ensemble cast of Wes Anderson’s upcoming untitled movie project.
The Grand Budapest Hotel director’s new movie will star Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Margot Robbie, and Tom Hanks.
This is not the first time the 36-year-old actress has worked with the director- having previously worked in the animated film Isle of Dogs, The French Dispatch.
Johansson recently made headlines after she sued Disney for breach of contract. The media giant had decided to release Marvel’s Black Widow simultaneously in theaters and Disney+, their streaming service.
Subscribers can watch the film Premier Access for $30. Johansson had claimed in her suit that the action lowered ticket sales and cost her $50 million in box office bonuses while Disney alleged that her contract was for a wide release, not just an exclusive theatrical release.