Scarlett Johansson Has Some Ass-Kicking to Do in Luc Besson's 'Lucy'

April 26, 2013
Source: THR

Scarlett Johansson

Plenty of audiences have already seen Scarlett Johansson kick ass as Black Widow in The Avengers and Iron Man 2, and she'll have a key role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier next year. Now THR says she'll be getting into action with The Fifth Element and The Professional director Luc Besson for his latest action thriller Lucy. The actress is in final talks to lead the film about a woman who is forced to become a drug mule. But rather than just carrying the drug, it enters her system and turns her into a lethal vixen who can absorb knowledge with ease, move things with her mind and doesn't feel any pain at all. More below!

Sounds like the perfect return to form for Besson who crafted some great action thrillers back in the 90s, but has stayed fairly low key behind the camera, mostly producing and writing over the last decade. Besson has produced action hits like The Transporter and Taken and duds like Colombiana and Lockout but he does have his most recent directorial effort, Malavita, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones hitting theaters later this year, so keep an eye out for a trailer. With Johansson as his leading lady, I can't wait to see Besson back behind the camera in this genre again.

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  • Brian Sleider
    That picture is too funny.
    • Ethan must have run out of sexy cleavage shots of her.
      • Brian Sleider
        Not possible. Every shot of her is practically a cleavage shot.
        • Dude
          Either I'm brain damaged or thats a picture of Kate Hudson and not Scarlett Johansson
          • Dudebro
            Brain damage dude.Lay off the pot for a while.
  • jj
    Kinda looks like The Island with her.
    • mistermysteryguest
      It is a screencap from The Island.
  • mistermysteryguest
    What's wrong with her faaaaaace?
    • relax
      I want her to sit on my faaaaaace!
  • house of M
    Better do it soon, because that girl is getting frumpy. Agent Maria Hill outclassed her in Avengers! She should have been Black Widow.
    • relax
      Woman needs a bit of meat on her bones kiddo .Junkie look is out since the way back when.Unless you are a gay fashion designer.Anyway they are both hot.




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