Scarlett Johansson is in final talks to appear in French action director Luc Besson’s upcoming Lucy.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Johansson will play the title role of –
[A] woman forced to become a drug mule. But the drug instead goes into her system, transforming her into an ass-kicking machine. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts.
I’m reasonably sure that this is not based on a true story.
Still, Besson has a long history of featuring strong women in his films and Johansson’s work as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers certainly shows that she should be up to the challenge of whatever Besson tries to throw at her.
Johansson will be reporting for work with Besson after she wraps the currently-shooting Captain America: The Winter Soldier.