Is Scarlett Johansson Getting Under The Skin?
Scarlett Johansson really seems to be the actress du jour, with whispers of her being considered for roles in both the The Great Gatsby and We Bought A Zoo adaptations. And now it seems yet another director is hankering after a bit of ScarJo (as no one really calls her), as news emerges that Jonathan Glazer has his eye on the actress for his upcoming flick Under The Skin.
The film would see Scarlett playing a Species-esque alien who uses her sexuality to ensnare her prey as she travels round rural Scotland, bizarrely. Deadline has quoted sales company director Glen Basner as gushing: “We’re so 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?”
There’s no doubting that Scarlett’s famous curves would lend themselves well to such a role, but the real question is: is she going to be able to shoot three movies at once? The answer is probably no, unless she manages to employ some of the alien character’s crafty shapeshifting skills. So, let’s hope she formally signs up to one of these flicks soon and gives someone else a chance…