Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson (who seems to have become the female version of Steve Carell in her quest to rule the cinematic world) is in talks to join the already impressive cast of Christopher Nolan's The Prestige. As you may or may not recall, the movie is based on Christopher Priest's award-winning novel about dueling 19th century magicians, and the cast already includes Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, as well as David Bowie (as electricity maven Nikola Tesla). Johansson will play Olive, a talented magician's assistant who is sent by Jackman's character to spy on his rival (Bale).

I'm in the middle of reading this book and was pretty disappointed (my expectations were very high) until I got to about page 100 when, suddenly, the thing just took off. Suffice to say I'm now looking forward to the movie with an eagerness that borders on creepy. Production is set to begin next month, so hopefully we'll be seeing something - Stills? Teasers? - by the middle of next year.

Has anyone else read this book? Are you as excited as I am?
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