2020 was supposed to be the year Marvel fans finally got to see Natasha Romanoff stand on her own in a solo feature film. However, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Black Widow has been pushed back a full calendar year. However, the actress behind the character continues to add to her already stellar on-screen résumé with an eye towards the future. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Scarlett Johansson will lead the cast for what is described as a riff on the classic Bride of Frankenstein character.
The genre-bending feature, titled Bride, hails from award-winning director Sebastián Lelio. The filmmaker earned critical acclaim for directing the films Gloria and A Fantastic Woman. The latter of which won him an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Additionally, the sci-fi thriller will feature a script penned by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo (Wolfman). Moreover, Johansson will serve as one of the project’s executive producers along with Jonathan Lia (Beyoncé: Lemonade) and Keenan Flynn (The Followers).
Per the initial report, the film follows a woman made to be an ideal wife. However, the creation rejects her creator, a billionaire entrepreneur, and flees confinement. Along the way, she confronts a world that views her as a monster. Fortunately, the bride discovers her true identity and surprising power and strength that propels her forward. The studio that produced recent hits like Uncut Gems and Midsommar, A24, will handle distribution via its first-look deal with Apple.
Johansson is one of the most well-known actresses in the world today. Following a tragic turn for her character in Avengers: Endgame, she shines in Netflix’s A Marriage Story. Up next, Johansson will reprise her rockstar role of Ash in the animated film Sing 2.
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