Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has enjoyed a long and successful career in the acting industry, taking on some big roles in some impressive movies along the way. Scarlett is considered one of the biggest and best actresses in Hollywood today and is never short of offers for roles.
Later in the year we will see Scarlett Johansson starring in the lead role of the new Luc Besson movie Lucy and the writer and director has been speaking about his latest project. While talking about the film, Luc revealed just what it was that made him decide that Scarlett Johansson was right for the role of Lucy.
Besson told Movie Fanatic, "It’s the meeting, the first one. When you meet an actress or actor, it’s because you like that person. Second, you think they can do it. But after, it’s about the chemistry. You need to feel comfortable. You’re going to spend six months together. You need to be sure that it’s not a job."
Luc added that Scarlett felt the story and that sat right with him, "She was really focused on me when I was telling her about the film. She was feeling it. I can feel she was at the right spot already. Then she read the script and called me. The way she talked about the script and the story, she understood it."
Scarlett Johansson will star alongside Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton in Lucy, which will hit the big screen on August 8 in the US, before then opening on August 22 in the UK. Check out the Lucy trailer below.