November 21 is going to be a banner day as Universal brings out Woody Allen's recent cinematic offering Scoop.

Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman star in this hilariously twisted tale of murder and mystery. When an inquisitive college journalist (Johansson) stumbles upon new clues to a string of murders, her investigation leads directly to a handsome playboy (Jackman), who draws her in with his mysterious charm. Could a whirlwind romance with the subject of her search also become the most dangerous scoop of a lifetime? Experience the laughs in this witty new comedy that will have you guessing until the very end!

An ambitious journalism student gets a hot tip that sets her on the trail of a killer in Woody Allen's Scoop, coming to DVD on November 21, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Wickedly smart and undeniably sexy, Scoop is a comedy with twists that keep audiences guessing until the finale. Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Match Point) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Van Helsing) strike romantic sparks in writer/director Allen's latest movie, set in the drawing rooms of contemporary London. Comic virtuoso Allen is at the top of his game as he whisks audiences through the hilarious twists and turns of a witty tale of murder and intrigue. Equal parts light-hearted romp and engrossing whodunit, Scoop also stars Ian McShane (Deadwood) as the "unnamed source" who sets the novice reporter on the trail of an unparalleled Scoop.

While visiting friends in London, inexperienced student journalist Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) plays detective along side a washed-up magician (Woody Allen) when she receives the tip of a lifetime. Johansson is luminous as Pransky, going toe-to-toe with co-star Allen to create a delightfully dishy foil who matches him quirk for quirk and quip for quip. Hugh Jackman plays Peter Lyman, the man Sondra suspects of being "the Tarot Card Killer," even as his deadly charms set her heart aflutter and sexy chemistry between the two. The DVD is priced at $29.98. Preorder close is October 17, 2006.

Scoop's unique mixture of intrigue and laughs held critics across America enthralled. "Scoop is bright, sinfully clever and packed with laughs," commended Pete Hammond of Maxim, while Jeffrey Lyons of NBC's "Reel Talk" declared: "It's funny, it's witty...this is headed to the best picture of the year list!"

CAST & FILMMAKERS:

- Director: Woody Allen

- Written By: Woody Allen

- Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen, Ian McShane

Technical Specs:

- Run Time: 96 Minutes

- Layers: Single Layer

- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

- Rating: PG-13

- Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono; English SDH

- Subtitled in Spanish and French Subtitles

Cinemark Movie Club
Evan Jacobs