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Scarlett Johansson to play "ruthless alien seductress"

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in Under The Skin, a sci-fi film helmed by director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) based on the Michel Faber novel of the same name. Fittingly, Johanssson will play an “alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman,” according to the official description. “She scours remote highways and desolate scenery looking to use her greatest weapon to snare human prey—her voracious sexuality.” So it’s sort of like the 1995 Natasha Henstridge film Species, except that as she begins to understand human life more, she becomes less of a “ruthless alien seductress” and more sympathetic, and ends up “on a collision course with her own kind.” (So more like Species meets The Day The Earth Stood Still.) Johansson is likely to start production in the late spring after wrapping The Avengers.


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