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‘Lucy’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Becomes a Super-Powered Super-Killer

Lucy Trailer

As the trailer says, mankind isn't ready for Scarlett Johansson's Lucy, and judging by the powers she's tossing around (both with her brain and her body) in Luc Besson's latest sci-fi action thriller, that's pretty accurate. Johansson steps out of the Marvel movie universe and finally gets some superpowers of her own, and she does not look like a lady you want to mess with. 

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First Look at ‘Lucy,’ the Super-Powered Scarlett Johansson Movie We’ve Been Waiting For

Scarlett Johansson Lucy Photo
Universal Pictures

Well, it's no solo Black Widow movie, but a super-powered Scarlett Johnasson? Where to do we buy tickets?

Between 'La Femme Nikita' and 'The Professional,' Luc Besson has a penchant for creating memorable female action heroes. He's looking to add to that roster with this summer's 'Lucy,' which casts Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule who accidentally swallows what she's transporting and finds herself gifted with superpowers. Um, yeah. Okay. We can get behind that premise.

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See the Cast of ‘The Fifth Element’ Then and Now

The Fifth Element
Columbia

Released in 1997, 'The Fifth Element' starred Bruce Willis as a cab driver and former special forces officer in the 23rd century who must help a mysterious woman that just so happens to be the key to saving the entire world from destruction. Directed by Luc Besson, who would go on to direct the 'Taken' films, the highly inventive futuristic sci-fi tale was a massive success upon release and is now regarded as a cult classic. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.

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See the Cast of ‘The Professional’ Then and Now

The Professional
Sony

Luc Besson's 'The Professional' (also known as 'Leon') was released in 1994, and though he made it on the fly while production was delayed on the more time-consuming and costly 'The Fifth Element,' it is widely considered to be the superior film. 'The Professional' stars Jean Reno as a hit man who takes in a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman, in her feature debut) when her family is murdered in a police raid. Almost 20 years after the film's release, we take a look back at the cast of this thriller and see what they're up to now.

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‘The Family’ Review

The Family review
Relativity Media

It is no easier for me to report this than it is for you to hear it, but we're all adults and let's get real: Robert De Niro's name on a film project is now more a red flag of warning than a sign of quality. For every 'Silver Linings Playbook' there's a 'Big Wedding' or 'Righteous Kill' or a slapped-together piece of tone-deaf dross like 'The Family.'

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‘The Family’ Trailer: Robert De Niro Returns to Gangster Comedies

The Family Trailer Robert De Niro
Relativity Media

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob.

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Scarlett Johansson to Star in Action Flick ‘Lucy’ for Luc Besson

Scarlett Johansson Black Widow
Marvel

Scarlett Johansson is the latest star set to kick some butt for director Luc Besson -- the actress has just signed on to star in 'Lucy,' in which she plays a drug mule with a serious kick.

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Kevin Costner In Demand: Actor Offered Jack Ryan, Luc Besson Projects

Joerg Koch/Getty Images
Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Kevin Costner, at one point in his career, was one of the industry’s biggest stars. He excelled as a leading man, and won Oscars for his directorial efforts. Costner never fully disappeared from the scene, though his career arc slowed for a few years. Things, however, are about to get far more busy.

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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Luc Besson’s Latest ‘Malavita’

Tommy Lee Jones
Columbia Pictures

Tommy Lee Jones isn't retiring anytime soon -- in fact, the actor just signed on to co-star with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro in director Luc Besson's action-comedy 'Malavita.'

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Robert De Niro Going Back To His Gangster Roots For Luc Besson’s ‘Malavita’

Luc Besson Robert De Niro
Andreas Rentz/Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images

Luc Besson’s dedicated fans would love to see the director get back to his prime for crime thrillers like ‘La Femme Nikita’ or ‘Leon: The Professional.’ Robert De Niro’s supporters likely would love to see him get back to his gangster roots for another film in the mold of ‘Goodfellas’ or ‘Casino.’ One new project could kill two birds with one stone.

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