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Scarlett Johansson Will Star As a Sexy Alien in Jonathan Glazer’s New Thriller

Scarlett Johansson: In demand! The future Saturday Night Live host is in the mix for two high-profile projects — Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and Cameron Crowe's Matt Damon vehicle We Bought a Zoo — but at least there's one film she's definitely attached to: Under the Skin, a sci-fi thriller based on the Michel Faber novel that will be directed by Sexy Beast's Jonathan Glazer (who hasn't made a movie since 2004's terrifically odd Birth). Deadline says that Johansson will play "an alien on earth, disguised as a mesmerizing woman who uses her voracious sexuality to scour remote highways and desolate scenery to snare human prey." Get ready for the toniest take on Species ever! [Deadline]