Scarlett Johansson set for Bonnie and Clyde

Scarlett Johansson is putting in a strong challenge to join Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon at the top of the list for most versatile actresses by adding her dulcet tones to a remake of the Serge Gainsbourg classic song ‘Bonnie and Clyde’. She has teamed up with Serge’s son Lulu in the sexy new rendition which will be on the tribute album entitled ‘From Gainsbourg to Lulu’.

The song and a video sampling are released in Sept. 9 and Scarlett tries her best to emulate the original singer of her part, sex kitten Brigitte Bardot. Gainsbourg was a French actor and singer/songwriter who passed away in 1991, and he wrote this song at the height of the frenzy which surrounded the 1967 movie of the same name which starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the title roles.

This new version is a bit different from the original however, as Gainsbourg and Bardot sung in French, and Scarlett is singing in English while Lulu sings in Gallic, yet the result is impressive. Gainsbourg based the song on a poem that Bonnie Parker wrote just a few weeks before she and her lover Clyde Barrow were shot dead on May 23 1934 in an ambush.