Scarlett Johansson. That’s a good start, right? Yes, the exquisite Scarlett is joining forces with Luc Besson, the man behind TAKEN, THE TRANSPORTER, THE FIFTH ELEMENT and, of course, the excellent LEON. If you haven’t seen the latter, it’s once of those you should and see how much has been stolen from it since 2004.
Anyway, she’s confirmed for the lead role in his upcoming action-thriller LUCY. In this film, she’s somewhat of a drug mule but when one day it gets into her system, it gives her superpowers that include telekinesis, martial arts brilliance and a rather handy extra bonus – immunity to pain. In essence: an awesome machine of power.
Johansson isn’t a stranger to a bit of action as THE AVENGERS proved with her playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. I think this sounds fantastic, and if Gina Carano can shine in HAYWIRE, I’m sure Scarlett will be one hell of an impressive leading action lady.