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Scarlett Johansson will take drugs and kick some ass in Luc Besson's Lucy

Apr. 26, 2013by: Jesse Giroux
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Here's a combination that seems like it should have happened sooner: Scarlett Johansson and Luc Besson.

THR is reporting that the actress is close to signing on to Besson's newest film, LUCY. The director also wrote the script for the action-thriller and the film definately sounds like a Luc Besson production:

Lucy centers on 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.

To me it sounds like a combination of HANNA, LIMITLESS, and MARIA FULL OF GRACE. Scarlett Johansson has proved that she's more than capable of throwing down in IRON MAN 2 and THE AVENGERS, and I'd have no problem watching her kicking the shit out of people for an entire movie. LEON is one of my favorite films of all time so I'll check out almost anything by Luc Besson and it sounds like LUCY is going to be more like his action films from the 90s than some of the most recent films he has directed like THE LADY and ARTHUR 3: THE WAR OF THE TWO WORLDS. LUCY should start filming after Johansson finishes filming on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.

Scarlett Johansson can be seen next in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directing debut DON JON on October 18th, 2013, while Luc Besson's next film MALAVITA starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones will be released on September 20th, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Has anyone seen the films from Besson's ARTHUR series? Are they any good?

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11:43AM on 04/26/2013
Luc Besson movies are like going to Cracker Barrel. They're all the same, you know what you're getting, and its still pretty f***in' good.
Luc Besson movies are like going to Cracker Barrel. They're all the same, you know what you're getting, and its still pretty f***in' good.
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12:19PM on 04/26/2013
When someone says they don't like Cracker Barrel I know that person and I are never going to be friends.
When someone says they don't like Cracker Barrel I know that person and I are never going to be friends.
11:32AM on 04/26/2013
I'm just happy Luc Besson is directing again, paricularly in the action genre. He's one helluva producer, but those movies rarely live up to his early directing output.
I'm just happy Luc Besson is directing again, paricularly in the action genre. He's one helluva producer, but those movies rarely live up to his early directing output.
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10:48AM on 04/26/2013
Sounds cool. It's good to see Johansson break away from the Black Widow role a bit.

And I don't care what anyone says, Lockout with Guy Pearce was a fun film.
Sounds cool. It's good to see Johansson break away from the Black Widow role a bit.

And I don't care what anyone says, Lockout with Guy Pearce was a fun film.
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11:13AM on 04/26/2013
Too true! I really enjoyed Lockout.
Too true! I really enjoyed Lockout.
11:38AM on 04/26/2013
Lockout was ace, absolutely entertaining and Guy Pearce was pretty much the perfect action hero in it.
Lockout was ace, absolutely entertaining and Guy Pearce was pretty much the perfect action hero in it.
11:38AM on 04/26/2013
Love Luc Besson movies about strong women kicking ass.
Love Luc Besson movies about strong women kicking ass.
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