A brand new red-band clip has been released from Luc Besson’s new thriller Lucy, which stars Scarlett Johansson as a deadly killer. The clip has already been seen as a much shorter version in the trailers, but now we can see the full two minute clip of how Lucy (Johansson) escapes her captors.
It is all filmed with Besson’s usual visual flare, and Johansson looks perfectly cast in the role, so check out the clip below.
Written and directed by Luc Besson, Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson, and supporting her will be Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton, Min-sik Choi and Amr Waked.
Lucy arrives in UK cinemas August 22nd.
From La Femme Nikita and Leon 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.
Johansson is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Joel and Ethan Coen’s new drama, Hail Caesar, and if she signs up then she would be joining the already mighty cast of Josh Brolin and George Clooney, with Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes also currently in negotiations to take roles.
Jonah Hill is also now in talks to appear in the film.
Universal will distribute with the Coens producing, along with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films.
The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line.
Johansson will play an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. This would be fitting as Johannson announced in March that she was pregnant.
The Coens have described Hail Caesar! as the third installment in their informal “idiot trilogy,” after O Brother Where Art Thou and Intolerable Cruelty. But the film itself sounds plenty sharp. According to the brothers, it’s about not just the movie business but also “life and religion and faith.”
Filming is expected to begin this Autumn.