Luc Besson has found a new butt-kicking lady to lead his next film: Scarlett Johansson. The “Don Jon’s Addiction” actress is in final negotiations to play the main character in Besson’s next film, “Lucy.”
The action thriller is about a woman forced to become a mule for a drug that ends up transforming her into someone with superhuman powers, The Hollywood Reporter explains. According to the site, the female character can “absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts.”
Though this isn’t a done deal, Johansson is definitely someone we’d love to see work with Besson. She’s proved she’s got the stuff of an action hero thanks to “Iron Man 2” and “The Avengers,” and he showed us all how great his heroines can be in “The Fifth Element,” so they definitely would work well together. Plus Besson is great with action tales in general, and we’d love to see him work the same magic for Johansson that he did for Liam Neeson in “Taken.”
Besson both wrote the script and will direct “Lucy.” If Johansson takes the gig, she will film “Lucy” after she’s done with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” No word yet on when the movie will hit theaters, but it will be distributed by Universal Pictures.
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