Scarlett Johansson recording album

The actress to cover Tom Waits for musical debut

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Scarlett Johansson has signed a record deal to make her first album.

The star of Uncut’s 2004 film of the year, Lost In Translation, which memorably featured her singing karaoke with Bill Murray, is now having a go at making music for real.

The actress is currently recording an album with the working title “Scarlett Sings Tom Waits” which – as the name suggests – will feature songs solely by Tom Waits, Fox News reports.

Johansson isn’t the first to have a crack at Waits’ back catalogue, with the likes of The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler all covering the star.

Big Star’s Alex Chilton recorded a version of ‘Downtown’, while Elvis Costello collaborator T-Bone Burnett has done a version of ‘Time’.

Johansson, who recently featured in a video for Bob Dylan’s ‘When The Deal Goes Down’, is slated to release her album in Spring 2007 through Rhino Records’ newly reactivated Atco imprint.


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