Actress Scarlett Johansson has recorded “Bonnie and Clyde,” the popular song by the legendary French star Serge Gainsbourg, with his son Lulu for an upcoming tribute album, From Gainsbourg to Lulu, to be released in November.
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.
The audio of the new duet hit the Internet and was posted by The Hollywood Reporter on September 1.
Also featured on the album will be 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. She also covered Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” for the soundtrack to the film He’s Just Not That Into You.
“Bonnie & Clyde”