How is it possible that there is a film being made that stars Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana and I knew nothing about it? Well, I’m not sure how that happened, but I think the poster does a good job of getting me up to speed. Portman and Johansson as sisters in a stylish looking period film. Got it.
What I find more interesting about this poster is that the movie is called The Other Boleyn Girl, which refers to Mary Boleyn (played by Johansson), and the film is based on a book by the same name which centers on the life of Mary. However, the poster puts the two Boleyn in the same standing. As a matter of fact, Anne Boleyn (Portman) even gets more space. The tagline (The only thing that could come between these sisters … is a kingdom) further sets this up as a film about the two and their relationship, and not about the life of one of them specifically.
Maybe the movie differs from the book and doesn’t really tell the story from Mary’s perspective or focus more on her life, which makes the title a little inadequate but is otherwise not really a problem. Or maybe they just decided that it would be better to sell the movie as starring Portman and Johansson, instead of selling it as a movie starring Johansson with Portman as a supporting player. I wonder which it is.