Scarlett Johansson Gets Seductive in Peculiar 'Under the Skin' Teaser
After debuting at the Venice Film Festival last week, the odd drama Under the Skin is coming to the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival later this month, and an odd teaser trailer has just surfaced online. Scarlett Johansson stars in the film as Laura, an alien in human form who has been sent to Earth with limited human language, but enough so that some can successfully seduce, capture and send home unsuspecting males. But her human body piques her interest, and a single act could threaten the success of her mission. The film is adapted from Michael Faber's novel of the same name, and this looks fairly strange.
In search of loners, Laura (Scarlett Johansson) drives around the exquisitely moody landscapes of the Scottish highlands. She’s an alien, sent from afar and equipped with enough human language and awesome seductive power to capture, destroy and presumably send home human males. And then, her curiosity about her human body and an accidental act of pity disrupt her mission. Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) directs the film and co-wrote the script with co-writer Walter Campbell, based on Michael Faber’s novel. The film is screening on the film festival circuit now and was acquired by A24 Films in Toronto. No release date has been set yet, but we expect it to hit theaters sometime in 2014. Stay tuned for updates. Curious?