Scarlett Johansson is doing a great job of becoming an true action hero – something few women in Hollywood are allowed to do beyond the occasional role. Now she’s teamed up with Luc Besson for Lucy, where accidental exposure to drugs turns her into as ass-kicking machine.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history.
‘Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
‘Lucy also stars Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp.’
It’ll be in UK cinemas in August. [Read more…]