Scarlett Johansson is currently in talks to hang up her Black Widow tight black leather outfit when she finishes shooting “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in order to play a drug mule in French action director Luc Besson’s new movie, “Lucy”.
But wait! It’s not a straight drug mule role. In fact, Johansson will play the titular Lucy, a woman who is “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.”
Yes, you read that correctly. The drug she’s supposed to be carrying goes into her system and apparently turns her into The Black Widow crossed with Tetsuo from “Akira” crossed with Chuck from, well, “Chuck”.
Besson wrote the script (probably after watching “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 2” back to back would be my guess) and will also direct the film.
Ol Besson loves him some asskicking female characters. He co-wrote and produced “Colombiana” with Zoe Saldana two years ago and as most people will remember, he wrote/directed “La Femme Nikita”, one of the original asskicking females of cinema, as well as “The Fifth Element” with his eventual ex-wife Milla Jovovich.
Even so, the idea behind “Lucy” sounds patently absurd. But since Besson is writing it, and his action movies in recent years have always been overly absurd at the script level, this is somehow very appropriate from the French auteur.
Via : THR