Thesp tunes up ‘Song’

Scribe Gabel to direct pic

Scarlett Johansson has been set to star with John Travolta in “A Love Song for Bobby Long,” a Screen Gems pic being financed by Bob Yari’s El Camino Pictures.

Written and to be directed by Shainee Gabel, drama concerns a headstrong young woman who returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother. Pic is being produced by Melanie Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson stars in three upcoming films: the Sofia Coppola-directed “Lost in Translation”; “Girl With a Pearl Earring” opposite Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson; and “The Perfect Score,” with Erika Christensen.

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