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Scarlett Johansson lands Luc Besson's latest action thriller

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Story by Jack Foley

SCARLETT Johansson looks set to take the lead role in Luc Besson’s latest action thriller, Lucy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is in final negotiations to star in the film, which follows a woman who is forced to become a drug mule.

When said drug accidentally goes into her system, she is transformed into an ass-kicking machine who can also absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is a throwback to the type of film Besson first established his action credentials with via Nikita.

He has most recently completed Mafia drama Malavita with Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones.

Johansson has been reprising her role as Black Widow in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She is expected to start shooting Lucy once that wraps.

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