Watch Scarlett Johansson in the First Official Trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’

Scarlett Johansson is starring in Luc Besson’s new action movie Lucy.

The movie features Johansson as a drug mule forced to work for the mob, in a city that is run by the underworld, drug addicts, and a corrupted police force, set in a distant Taipei, Taiwan in 2069 AD.   While working, one of the drugs she is carrying accidentally enters her system, and  turns her into a metahuman capable of otherworldly powers such as absorbing knowledge instantly, moving objects with her mind and an ability to not feel pain. As her powers increase she joins forces with a medical professor, played by Morgan Freeman, while the underworld chases her down.

Lucy is a 2014 English-language French-produced superhero film directed, written, and produced by Luc Besson. It will be released on 8 August 2014.