Scarlett Johansson in talks to star in Reflective Light
Scarlett Johansson has reportedly held talks to star in the drama 'Reflective Light'.
The 32-year-old actress is being eyed to play the mother of a teenage boy who suffers from a malady that makes him allergic to sunlight in the Gregory Crewdson-directed movie.
In the film, Scarlett's would-be character is so devoted to the wellbeing of her son that she manages to alienate the rest of her family.
As a result, the mother creates a nocturnal lifestyle for her beloved son at the expense of her own health, according to Variety, which reports that the situation starts to unravel when a local girl goes missing.
If Scarlett accepts the role being offered to her, it would represent a notable change for the Hollywood actress, who has recently starred in more comedic and action roles, such as in 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
Despite this, the New York-born star previously admitted her role in the Marvel movies, in which she plays the Black Widow, has transformed her career.
She explained: "I think for such a long time, I felt kind of pigeonholed as this ingenue - this kind of girl who is floating between two worlds. Maybe that was just a literal reflection of my life at that time. I'm a very curious person. I'm a really curious actor.
"The Marvel universe has opened up so many opportunities for me to stretch myself in ways that I never thought would be possible."
Scarlett said the Marvel experience has helped to change how she's perceived by the movie industry.
She reflected: "I think perhaps people at some point in the industry would have had a certain idea of my physical capability - sort of like a trap. And there was this label put on me as this bombshell.
"I think while it's been flattering to be someone who is sexy, there's something very confining about that. It implies that you're strength comes from your sexuality."