Imagine a world in which women like Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman compete against one another for your affection. I assume it didn't take long for Eric Bana to sign on the dotted like -- heck, they probably just showed him a mock-up of this newly-released poster, and simply said: "C'mon dude, you know you want to be that guy." Yup, that's the new poster for The Other Boleyn Girl (click on it for a larger version, courtesy of Empire Online), a film in which Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman play sisters who compete to win over the love of one King Henry VIII (as played by the very lucky Eric Bana). It's a period piece, set during a defining moment in European history, and based on the poster it looks to have all the right ingredients: a) lots of color b) lots of intrigue and c) lots of sex.
And what's Bana doing with his left hand? It certainly appears as if he's feeling up Portman in the poster. What a guy! Ah, but as great as this scenario would appear on paper, things don't turn out so good in the end. According to the film's official synopsis, "While both women eventually share the king's bed, only one will ascend to the throne for a brief and turbulent reign that ends tragically with a swing of the executioner's sword." Hmm, I guess the term "a nasty break-up" worked a bit differently back then. The Other Boleyn Girl is set to sex its way into theaters on February 29, 2008.