Scarlett Johansson is set to star in Under The Skin, from director Jonathan Glazer. Glazer co-wrote this script with Walter Campbell and they are planning start production in late spring 2011.
This sci-fi drama will have Johansson playing an alien on Earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. Her mission on Earth is to search the planet for human prey using her greatest weapon: her "voracious sexuality'.
This does not seem like much of a stretch for Johansson, but it the role offers other challenges. On top of being drop dead gorgeous, her character will be able to easily drop her victims dead with her killer instincts... killer instincts that change after being on Earth. As she begins to experience her new found humanity, her tough alien inner self weakens, which leads her into battle with her own kind. The film will show the world from her viewpoint as an alien.
This is a role she is capable of physically, but lets hope Johansson has the depth to add to this characters changing personality. What are your thoughts of this casting news?