In Anne Boleyn-related news, the Guardian reports that there's to be a film version of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, with Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn, Natalie Portman (Natalie Portman?!) as Anne, and supposedly Rue McLanahan (Rue McLanahan?!?!) as Lady Jane Rochford. There is a defensive comment about the little matter of a 2003 miniseries based on the novel, plus this worrisome gem: "He said The Other Boleyn Girl was 'a piece of British history that has never been told in this way before'." Er, well, given the miniseries, one presumes that this "piece of British history" has, in fact, been told this way before. Oh, you mean the novel told this "piece of British history" in a new way? But Gregory borrowed the most spectacuscandalicious elements of her novel straight from Retha Warnicke's controversial study of Anne, which suggests that, in fact, the history has been told that way before. Or something.