The surprise summertime sleeper hit 'Lucy' stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman transformed by a rare drug into an increasingly super-intelligent fighter. See what she says about it in an exclusive bonus Blu-ray/DVD clip.
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Playing the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: Winter Soldier, audiences saw Scarlett Johansson put on some fine displays of acrobatic combat — but still playing second fiddle to Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. In Luc Besson’s new thriller Lucy, we (finally) get to see ScarJo take assume the role of lead butt-kicker. Johansson plays a woman forced into drug muling for the mob – when an experimental narcotic implanted into her body starts to leak, she’s transformed into a superhuman with off-the-chart physical and mental capacities. (Think the 2011 Bradley Cooper movieLimitless, but reshaped as a vengeance tale with much, much more action.)
Though prestige movies traditionally don’t start appearing until the fall, the March release of Wes Anderson’s critically adored Grand Budapest Hotel proves that it’s never too early to start talking about the Oscars. Here are five recent films and performances you can expect to see awards experts handicapping next year: Under the Skin Potential nominees: Scarlett Johansson (best actress); Mica Levi (best original score) Why they’re worthy: After contributing the disembodied yet seductive voice to Spike Jonze’s Her, Johansson appears fully in the flesh in Jonathan Glazer’s philosophical sci-fi thriller. Where to see it: In theaters now The Grand Budapest Hotel Potential nominees: Ralph Fiennes (best actor);
There’s a tired formula to ensemble action-fantasy films that hasn’t really changed since the first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 when a gun-wielding Princess Leia, along with her intergalactic comrades, took cineplexes by storm. With the lead cast announced for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it’s becoming clear we have another token inner-circle heroine to look forward to in newcomer British actress Daisy Ridley (and maybe one more leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter ). Unless Carrie Fisher winds up getting loads of screen time and starts wielding a lightsaber, it looks like Ridley may be our “Star Wars” ‘it’ girl in more ways than one. [Related: Who’s Who and What’s What in the ‘Star Wars’ Casting Pic ] It’s nothing new to see the one girl among a male-heavy hero-clique.
Of all the films Disney has dug out of its classics collection closet for the live-action reboot treatment, "The Jungle Book" is by far the most likely to cause the studio worries and strife — as Baloo the Bear might chime. Both Rudyard Kipling’s original book, which was written from a British colonialist perspective, and Disney’s own animated adaptation have long been slammed for having racist overtones. "One of the main reasons that ‘The Jungle Book’ needs to be rebooted is to fix the things that became controversial not long after it was released in 1967," Robert Thompson, pop culture expert and media professor at Syracuse University, tells Yahoo Movies. By giving the green light to the new incarnation, hiring Jon Favreau to direct, and tapping a diverse group of A-listers to star – recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) are in talks to join Idris Elba (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) on the developing cast list – Thompson suspects Disney is up to the task and must believe the material “is salvageable.” So, what are some of the “Bare Necessities” of a “Jungle Book” overhaul?
So is Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, going to get her own movie or what? While she has yet to get her own character-based spinoff, the sole female member (for now, anyway) of The Avengers is sharing a large portion of the spotlight in the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The beautiful and deadly agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., played by Scarlett Johansson, gets a lot more screen time in the new “Cap” than she did in either “Iron Man 2” (2010) or “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2012)… and a lot more character development. I wanted it to be like ‘Captain America (But It’s Really a Widow Movie)’ in parentheses," Johansson told Yahoo Movies on the red carpet of the “Cap 2” premiere Thursday.