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Scarlett Johansson’s Super Bowled Over In Her GHOST IN THE SHELL Spot

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

Mostly what we love about the Super Bowl on TV is the ads, right? Well Scarlett Johansson is giving you one better this Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, with a custom TV trailer for her graphic-novel movie-adapt, GHOST IN THE SHELL.

The tagline is: “Everything they told her was a lie,” and no small irony she just left her marriage to French actor Roman Dauriac. Maybe it was over their Yummy Pop joint venture of popcorn stores in France, or in further news, the split comes just after working with GHOST director Rupert Sanders, who became notorious for his entanglement with Kristen Stewart on the set of Snow White & The Huntsman. Let’s just say he’s on our Watch List now, ladies.

Luckily ScarJo is a fighter, as she can survive anything in this sci-fi from the future, GHOST IN A SHELL. Here’s an advance look before this spot airs Super Bowl Sunday…

GHOST IN THE SHELL opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 inREALD 3D and IMAX 3D & Launched in Tokyo to Music

Here’s what Paramount told us officially about the Tokyo events:

In celebration of the upcoming film “GHOST IN THE SHELL”, stars Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, and director Rupert Sanders joined fans and influencers from across the globe in Tokyo in November for the film’s global launch party. Opening with Taiko drummers, including the legendary anime film composer Kenji Kawai, the event held at TABLOID began with a screening of never-before-seen footage from the film.  ScarJoGhost17

Attendees were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the costumes and props from the film, as well as an opportunity to capture their experience in a film-centric experiential photo booth – “Becoming the Major.” The exciting show concluded with Johansson, Kitano, and Sanders debuting thefilm’s global trailer, triggering its worldwide launch.

GHOST IN THE SHELL opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 inREALD 3D and IMAX 3D

Directed by Rupert Sanders, and the movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt & Juliette Binoche. Check out the poster below.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL Goes Social

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GhostInTheShellMovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GhostInShell
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghostintheshellmovie/
Tumblr: http://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/

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What Do Cheez-It™ & Remake of BEN-HUR Have in Common, Wait For It

SCREENMANCER GENIUS MOVIE MARKETING ALERT: LOS ANGELES, CA — It’s hard enough to remake a classic film like BEN-HUR, but to throw snack food Cheez-It™ in the mix really takes this movie into the future. So what’s the connection? You waited for it, here it is… Jack Huston, star of the upcoming epic action adventure BEN-HUR from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, will drive a 2016 Toyota Camry pace car to kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It™ 355 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 7.

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This will be Huston’s first time serving as an Official Pace Car drive at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event (and hopefully not Jack’s last if he doesn’t mess it up). He will also be recognized during pre-race ceremonies and will greet each NASCAR driver on stage during driver introductions.

Huston previously starred for four seasons in HBO’s hit series, Boardwalk Empire, as the sniper with the horribly disfigured face, ‘Richard Harrow’. In 2013, Huston appeared in the critically acclaimed and award-winning film American Hustle, where he played mobster ‘Pete Musane’. Additionally, he starred as ‘Young Ira’ in George Tillman Jr.’s film adaption of the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride. [Basically, if you haven’t recognized his work by now, you’ve been living under a rock.]

 “I am excited to join NASCAR and get behind the wheel of today’s modern chariot,” said Huston.

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And folks, if you haven’t noticed from the familiar-sounding last name, Huston, we have a problem. Jack Huston is from the John HustonWalter Huston family acting dynasty including an Oscar-winning aunt from Prizzi’s Honor and X-Men uncle star. John Huston is his grandfather. Jack was born in the UK and finally took on the family business.

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BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army.  Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery.  After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.  Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.  The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Morgan Freeman.

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Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) directed the film from a screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, and Duncan Henderson served as producers, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown serving as executive producers. BEN-HUR will be released in theaters on August 19, 2016.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International August 4-7 for the Cheez-It™ 355 race weekend, which also features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 100, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen. Tickets for all of the action are available by calling 1-866-461-RACE or by logging on to www.theglen.com.

 Keeping You On Track

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. For tickets, call 866-461-RACE or visit www.theglen.com.

 

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