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May 11, 2012

UNDER THE SKIN (2012): Scarlett Johansson First Photo

Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin photo. The first Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin photo is from a 2012 Jonathan Glazer directed film. Scarlett Johansson does not look happy in the picture but do aliens really sit around in human cars and smile? The premise of Under the Skin seems simply enough: “a manhunting alien disguised as a sexy woman who preys on human flesh.”

The Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin photo:

Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin

More on Scarlett Johansson’s character from the description of the book Under the Skin is based on:

Described as a “fascinating psychological thriller” (The Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory-our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion. A grotesque and comical allegory, a surreal representation of contemporary society run amok, Under the Skin has been internationally received

More information from a review of the Under the Skin book:

A strange woman named Isserley roams the Scottish Highlands in search of juicy, well-muscled hitchhikers in Faber’s menacing but unfulfilling debut novel (after Some Rain Must Fall, a collection of short stories). The opening chapters are suffused with an almost palpable sense of dread: Isserley picks up one hitchhiker after another and engages them in conversation, measuring them against a set of criteria of which the reader, as yet, is unaware. Some of the men are discarded and some are kept; in the process the reader learns that Isserley herself is oddly shaped, with breasts too large, legs too short, and scars everywhere.

I wonder if Scarlett will carry those scars in the film.

What Scarlett Johansson had to say about Under the Skin:

“I think Jonathan [Glazer] would probably say it’s a movie about an ‘it’ that becomes a ‘she.’ It’s kind of impossible to describe,” Johansson said about the film in December. “It’d be like trying to describe a Mike Leigh film. It’s very abstract in a certain way.”

“It’s so weird, I’ve never been in a movie where the logline of the movie, where the plot has been so twisted. It’s crazy. ‘Are you eating people on the side of the road?’ I’m like, ‘No, no!’,” Johansson said recently. “OK, yes I do play an alien who is wearing my own skin. But it’s actually not a science-fiction film; it’s sort of a film that asks existential questions and much more complex than the logline.”

Under the Skin also stars Robert J. Goodwin.

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Source: Cineuropa, Theplaylist, Imdb