Scarlett Johansson joins Luc Besson's Lucy

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson will star in LUCY, the next action-thriller film by writer and director Luc Besson. Universal will distribute LUCY, which will follow Scarlett Johansson’s character who is forced to be a drug mule. But when the drug accidentally ingests into her system, she becomes a deadly weapon.  Her super powers include Jedi mind like ability to move objects, quickly absorb knowledge, not feel pain and simply kick butt.  Sounds like a smashing good time.

Luc Besson has a knack for finding strong female leads as terrific action heroes.  The French director is a writer/director who I will always eagerly see what he does next.  Sure, he’s had a few misses, but I consider THE FIFTH ELEMENT to be one of the all-time greatest purely fun action movies out there.  And LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL is one of my all-time favorite films period. His next film MALAVITA is set to release September, 2013.  Scarlett Johansson can next be seen in Joseph Gondon Levitt’s directorial debut, DON JON, and reprising her role as Black Widow in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. (THR)

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