Actress Scarlett Johansson has recorded “Bonnie and Clyde,” From Gainsbourg to Lulu, to be released in an upcoming tribute album to be released in November.
Johansson sings the popular song by the legendary French star Serge Gainsbourg. She teamed up with Gainsbourg’s son Lulu to finish the album.
There’s a slight twist, however. Lulu sings his part in Gallic, while Johansson sings in English. Frankly, it gives the song a nice touch.
Johansson sings and speaks in English the lines sung by Brigitte Bardot on the original 1968 recording, while Gainsbourg sings his late father’s part in French.
Featured on the album will be other legendary performers, including Vanessa Paradis, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull and Rufus Wainwright as well as Lulu and his sister, actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg.
In 2008, Johansson released the album of Tom Waits songs “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” and she previously recorded with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn.
Johansson also covered Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” for the soundtrack to the film “He’s Just Not That Into You.”