• ‘Rub and Tug' Casting Causes Controversy; Scarlett Johansson Issues a Tepid Response

    4 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    After news broke that Scarlett Johansson would be re-teaming with her Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders for the biopic Rub & Tug , controversy immediately descended on the duo - again.
    The Rub and Tug casting controversy is centered on Johansson playing a transmasculine man who became a notorious Pittsburgh crime boss. In response to the backlash, Johansson has released a statement on the controversy - her second in two years following the allegations of “whitewashing” in Ghost in the Shell .
    The controversy boils down to the casting of Johansson, a cisgender woman, as a...
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