This spring, Scarlett Johansson is putting out a record of Tom Waits covers. That?s right: You might get to hear The Nanny Diaries star singing ?Jockey Full of Bourbon.? OK, haters, before you invoke the ill-conceived albums of such non-singers as Eddie Murphy – or, perhaps more appropriately, ill-conceived Tom Waits covers, including Rod Stewart?s execrable version of ?Downtown Train? – consider Johansson?s voice. She?s not all Vuitton ads and lounging around naked on the cover of Vanity Fair, you know. The 22-year-old?s husky pipes lend her a maturity that?s beyond her years. But does she have the skid-row gravitas to pull this off?
And, tell everyone, which Waits songs would you like to hear her cover?