Johansson gets Under The Skin role
Scarlett Johansson is to play an alien seductress in a new sci-fi drama called Under The Skin.
The Lost In Translation star will front the British production from the writer and director of Sexy Beast Jonathan Glazer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Producers FilmNation revealed: Scarlett plays an alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. She scours remote highways and desolate scenery looking to use her greatest weapon to snare human prey - her voracious sexuality.
"She is deadly efficient, but over time becomes drawn to and changed by the complexity of life on earth. With this new found humanity and weakening alien resolve, she finds herself on a collision course with her own kind. Taking her point of view throughout, the film presents a unique look at our world through alien eyes."
Jonathan co-wrote the script with Walter Campbell and hopes to start production late spring 2011.
In a statement, FilmNation CEO Glen Basner said: "We're so very excited to be working on this arrestingly original movie. How could we pass up the chance to work with a visionary director like Jonathan, especially when combined with the intriguing notion of Scarlett Johansson as a ruthless alien seductress?"
Under The Skin is based on the novel by Michel Faber and is being produced with the help of Film4, the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen.