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Filmmaker Luc Besson has garnered critical praise among many in the film community for his action movies that prominently feature women, films that include La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, and Leon: The Professional. Many were thus intrigued to learn that his next feature would have a woman in the lead role, which was further enhanced by the signing on of Scarlett Johansson. Titled Lucy, Besson takes on both writing and directing duties, and Johansson stars onscreen alongside Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, and Analeigh Tipton. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
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Following the first photo of Scarlett Johansson released last week, Universal Pictures has released the trailer for Lucy, directed by Luc Besson. The plot centers on a young woman who becomes a reluctant drug mule, transporting a mysterious drug in her stomach, when the package leaks, giving her incredible powers and unlocking her brain's full potential. Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton co-star in this upcoming action-thriller, in theaters August 8.
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
The story of Lucy follows a young woman whose neurological makeup is transformed by drugs that give her superhero-level mind powers. She turns the tables on those exploiting her with these new 'ass-kicking' abilities. Luc Besson, known for female empowerment action thrillers such as The Professional and La Femme Nikita, had this to say about his latest directorial endeavor.
"I love to see a woman as a very strong character. It's like cooking: sugar with a
bit of salt, and Lucy definitely can get salty."
The first trailer for Lucy is expected to arrive April 2.
Lucy comes to theaters August 8th, 2014 and stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton, Min-sik Choi, Mason Lee, Johan Philip Asbæk, Amr Waked, Frédéric Chau. The film is directed by Luc Besson. »
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