Well, this could be interesting. Just the rumor that Scarlett Johansson wants to do an album of Tom Waits songs is promising enough. The impulse to be snarky is being reigned in. But he was "Big In Japan" four years before she was Lost In Translation there.
[Note: I found this via TheBosh. After perusing the site a bit, I am not sure if it's a reputable source for news. It's quite gossipy (and fun). Still, the idea of the album is kind of cool. I hope the rumor turns out to be true.]
Holly Cole did a great Tom Waits covers album. Diana Krall's interpretation of "Temptation" is one of my all time favorite of Tom Waits covers. I'm betting that Scarlett Johansson can do the work justice.
Of course, the covers album I'm most impatient for is the one by Southside Johnny. He has lived and breathed those songs for more years than Scarlett has been alive. No offense to the young movie star, but age and hard road win out in this comparison. I'll buy them both though. I'm a sucker for all things Tom Waits related.