Scarlett Johansson must have liked kicking-ass in The Avengers, as she’s going to do it again for Luc Besson in Lucy, according to THR, which says she’s in final talks to star in the movie.
Besson wrote the script for Lucy, which is about a woman who is forced to become a drug mule. However, things go wrong when the drugs start to leak into her body, transforming her into an ass-kicking machine. Miraculously she can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts.
So it’s kind of a superhero movie, but a very unusual one.
There’s no news on when it might shoot, but Besson will presumably want to start on it soon after he’s finished Malavita, which stasr Robert De Niro as a crime boss who is relocated to Normandy as part of the witness protection program, but finds it difficult to let go of his old profession