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Scarlett Johansson Joins Ghost in the Shell Director’s Massage-Parlor Mob Drama Rub & Tug

Scarlett Johansson. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Scarlett Johansson and Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders are teaming up once again, and while there doesn’t seem to be any whitewashing going on this time around, according to Deadline, Johansson will be starring in a biopic about Dante “Tex” Gill, born Jean Gill, a transmasculine crime boss who dominated Pittsburgh’s “illicit” massage-parlor industry in the 1970s. Despite feuding with the mob, serving time for tax evasion, and running “an anabolic steroids ring that helped fuel the Pittsburgh Steelers’ NFL dynasty,” it will reportedly be Gill’s “fiery romance” with wife Cynthia Bruno that forms the “emotional core” of the film.

Scarlett Johansson Joins Massage-Parlor Drama Rub & Tug