We've seen so much of Scarlett Johansson the ass-kicker lately that it's easy to forget she's equally skilled at comedy. From her films with Woody Allen to the Coen Brothers' upcoming Hail, Caesar!, Johansson can crack a joke as easily as she can throw a punch. And now we're going to see her in a new comedy from Sony that comes with some serious credentials.
Johansson is on board to headline Move That Body, a raunchy comedy from writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs that landed on the Black List of best unproduced screenplays just days ago. Described as The Hangover meets Weekend at Bernie's, the film centers on five friends renting a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette party, only to accidentally kill a male stripper.
Aniello and Downs are already hard at work on Sony's untitled all-female 21 Jump Street spinoff so they're red-hot right now and should have no problem attracting a director for this film, especially with Johansson on board.