Scarlett Johansson to Play an Alien Seductress

Scarlett Johansson’s out-of-this-world beauty is about to become even more so.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Iron Man 2 stunner has signed on to star in Sexy Beast director Jonathan Glazer’s next project Under the Skin, in which she’ll play an alien who seduces men for her own nefarious purposes.

A release issued by film company FilmNation explains,

“Johansson plays an alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. She scours remote highways and desolate scenery looking to use her greatest weapon to snare human prey — her voracious sexuality…She is deadly efficient, but over time becomes drawn to and changed by the complexity of life on earth. With this new found humanity and weakening alien resolve, she finds herself on a collision course with her own kind. Taking her point of view throughout, the film presents a unique look at our world through alien eyes.”

ScarJo, playing a creature with a perfect aesthetic form? Yeah, that should be a real stretch.

Under the Skin is scheduled to begin production in late spring 2011. Which will hopefully give Johansson plenty of time to practice being seductively beautiful.

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