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Scarlett Johansson directed by sister for new project

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Scarlett Johansson directed by sister for new project

Scarlett Johansson's next project is a family affair, as her older sister Vanessa directs her in narrating the audiobook for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The Avengers star will be the voice for author Lewis Carroll's beloved classic tale, and Vanessa, who is an accomplished voice actress, tells People magazine they jumped at the chance to work together on the project.

"It was kind of a no-brainer," Vanessa says. "We're very close and, as you can imagine, have been playing around and doing funny voices since we were little so it was great project for the two of us because we're so used to inventing together."

The process of recording the story for online audiobook store came easy for the siblings, since the tale of Alice's trip to a fantasy world kept them entertained the whole time.

"There was a lot of laughter, a lot of goofiness happening," Vanessa says. "The story certainly warrants a lot of that. It's a total wacky, crazy story - we were like, 'Oh my god, that was written for children?!' It's so out-there, really!"

Audible's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland audiobook will be available for purchase starting on 23 February (16).

Scarlett will next be seen in Hail, Caesar! and she has also lent her voice to character Kaa in Disney's forthcoming live-action remake of The Jungle Book - both of these movies will be released in U.S. theatres later on this year (16).

- Cover Media