Scarlett Johansson is a manhunter in the first image from Under The Skin

Scarlett Johansson in Under The Skin

It’s amazing how far Scarlett Johansson has come in her career. I actually remember her in HOME ALONE 3 as one of the sisters, which was way back in the 90’s. Which was before she became more of a household name in THE HORSE WHISPERER. Now Scarlett Johansson has taken Hollywood by storm and has chosen some very good roles in her career including: LOST IN TRANSLATION, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, WE BOUGHT A ZOO and of course the recent film THE AVENGERS. It’s about time she take the lead in her own film and it looks like UNDER THE SKIN may be a good fit for Scarlett Johansson.

Directed by Jonathan Glazer, UNDER THE SKIN follows Laura (Scarlett Johansson) who is an alien that takes on the form of a woman and has to eat human flesh while journeying through Scotland. It sounds very similar to the plot of the horror film SPECIES, but it appears to be much more than just a run of the mill gore fest. Scarlett Johansson said in an interview, “I think Jonathan [Glazer] would probably say it’s a movie about an ‘it’ that becomes a ‘she.’ It’s kind of impossible to describe.” Basically if you’re looking for a horror/sci-fi film then this is not what you are  looking for. This seems to be more of a drama/psychological thriller type film where the character has a very defined arc. Sounds pretty interesting on paper so we’ll see what happens.  We don’t have an official release date yet, but there’s a very good chance we’ll be seeing UNDER THE SKIN pop up at some of the film festivals this fall.

Again, in case you’ve been in a cave for the past few months, you can catch Scarlett Johansson in THE AVENGERS where she plays superhero Black Widow alongside: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson which was directed by Joss Whedon. (The Playlist)

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