Scarlett Johansson Will ‘Move That Body’ for ‘Broad City’ Writers
Have you ever been watching Weekend at Bernie’s and thought to yourself, “Yeah, this is great, but what if it had Scarlett Johansson?” We all have, right? You’re about to get something close to that dream pretty soon, as the actress has signed on to star in the new comedy film Move That Body, from Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs.
The Wrap reports that Johansson is the first actor to join the cast of Move That Body, based on a 2015 Black List script from Aniello and Downs — the latter of whom plays obnoxious gym trainer bro Trey on Broad City. Frequently described as The Hangover meets Weekend at Bernie’s, Move That Body centers on five friends who rent a beach house for a fun weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper.
Aniello and Downs will co-produce the film through their Paulilu banner, with Aniello making her feature directorial debut and Downs co-starring. The duo previously collaborated on the sketch series Paulilu, and Aniello has helmed several episodes of Broad City.
Their work on Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s hit Comedy Central series has made them quite popular, and the pair are also working on a screenplay for the untitled 21 Jump Street female-centric spinoff.