Morgan Freeman In Talks To Join Scarlett Johansson In Luc Besson's 'Lucy'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
June 17, 2013 5:24 PM
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Morgan Freeman is in negotiations to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the latest Luc Besson female-driven action-thriller, titled Lucy, according to TheWrap.

Lucy's plot involves Johansson's title character becoming a drug mule, but things get nutty when the specialized drugs go into her system and basically turns her into a bad-ass, giving her abilities she didn't possess before, like being able to move objects with her mind, can't feel pain, can kick a variety of butts, see into the future, etc. And she uses her new abilities to get back at the dudes who forced her into the drug mule business in the first place.

Morgan Freeman would play, assuming negotiations go well, a professor well-versed in evolution and the capabilities of the human brain, who Lucy is on a mission to find before she dies.

Besson wrote the script, and will produce through his Europa Corp shingle. 

Up next for the constantly-busy Mr Freeman, the Hang Over for seniors comedy Last Vegas, on November 1.

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