She’ll be seen prominently in both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Under the Skin this Friday, but that disparate pair of films won’t be the only feature Scarlett Johansson will take part in this year. The actress will lead the latest sci-fi action thriller from director Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita), and today brings the first trailer.
The film follows the actress as a drug mule who ends up acquiring superpower abilities and discovers she can use the for extraordinary, dangerous things. Speaking to EW, Besson recently said, “I love to see a woman as a very strong character. It’s like cooking: sugar with a bit of salt, and Lucy definitely can get salty.” The first trailer makes it look like Limitless to the extreme and one can check it out below, also featuring Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton.
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Lucy opens on August 8th.
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