Monday 12 January 2015

Scarlett Johansson cast in Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson is taking a break from playing Black Widow, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to take the controversial lead in Hollywood's long-gestating live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell.

The actress adroitly played a mesmeric alien in director Jonathan Glazer's divisive Under the Skin, which riffed on the enigmatic cinema of Stanley Kubrick and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

I've not seen Ms Johansson's turn in Luc Besson's Lucy, but am intrigued at the prospect of seeing her play Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg cop.

See Black Widow back in action this April in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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