Scarlett Johansson Covers Tom Waits

More starlets releasing albums! Yay! Fox News reports that, this time, it’s Esquire’s sexiest woman alive, who’s releasing an album of Tom Waits covers on Rhino Records’ Atco label. Cooler than writing a bunch of craptastic tunes and weathering the inevitable criticism. Or duetting with Meat. Mark yer calendars, Scarlett Sings Tom Waits is looking at a Spring ’07 release date.

Here’s not the album cover:

An unlikely pairing, Scarlett and Waits. How about some more odd, prospective, actor-covering-artist combos? After this little showdown, we’re holding out for David Cross Sings Jim Belushi. (Clearly, we’re accepting loose use of “artist.”)