Scarlett Johansson To Star In UNDER THE SKIN
Like we reported previously, Scarlett Johansson is in high demand in Hollywood. The young actress recently signed on to her new project UNDER THE SKIN, where she will take the lead role as an alien on earth.
Johansson’s alien will be a little different than the aliens that we’re used to seeing invade our planet. She will be playing an alien on earth that is “disguised as the perfect aesthetic form” of a woman. Her ultimate goal is to prey on humans and does this using her perfect looks.
Directed by Jonathan Glazer (Beast), Under the Skin follows Johansson’s character as she learns about the complexity of life on earth, and how this affects her “alien resolve”. Ultimately her choice leads her to conflict with her own kind; we’re shown her journey through her point of view.
Walter Campbell is co-writer with Glazer on Under The Skin which is being produced by Nick Wechsler and James Wilson. The story is based on the novel by Michel Faber, and production is being eyed to begin late spring of 2011.