Variety first reported that Johansson is in talks to join
Johansson would play an actress who unexpectedly becomes pregnant as her film is about to start shooting, the report says. Incidentally, Johansson herself is currently expecting a child. (She is engaged to Romain Dauriac.)
If Johansson does land the role, it would mark her second time working with the Coens, the first being the 2001 neo-noir "The Man Who Wasn't There."
"Hail, Caesar!" could also serve as another reunion, for "22 Jump Street" stars Jonah Hill and
The Coens are directing "Hail, Caesar!" for Universal from their own original script, which they've been tinkering with for several years. Production is to begin in the fall.