Scarlett Johansson, will take a break from avenging as Black Widow to star in Besson's film, which he will write and direct. The story follows a young woman becomes a drug mule, only to ingest the drug and gain superpowers. She gains the ability to move objects with her mind, absorb knowledge instantaneously, and not feel pain. So kind of like Chronicle meets Maria Full of Grace? Ok, sounds cool.
Besson will release the crime drama Malavita later this year with Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones starring. Johansson will be seen in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, Don Jon, and will return as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. [THR]