Scarlett Johansson is set to play an alien tempress in Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin after wrapping work as Black Widow in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers next spring.
Johansson’s alien character will use the “Species” method of a hot body and seduction to lure her prey in desolate areas. Rather than ruthlessly continue to decrease the surpluss human population, she’ll begin to connect with humans and question the motives of her own kind.
Under The Skin is based on the novel of the same name by Michel Faber (check out the book here). A release date is not set yet but it should arrive in theaters sometime in early 2012 given the shoot time frame.