Scarlett Johansson to star in new sci-fi drama Bride, by Disobedience director
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Scarlett Johansson to star in new sci-fi drama Bride, by Disobedience director

'Working alongside Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, Sebastian and I are extremely excited to emancipate this classic anti-heroine and reanimate her story'

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Scarlett Johansson is set to produce and star in a new science fiction drama for Apple and A24 from Disobedience director Sebastián Lelio.

Bride, a modern take on the Bride of Frankenstein, revolves around a woman (played by Johansson) created by a brilliantly-minded entrepreneur who wants the perfect wife.

But when she rejects him, she is forced to flee her confined existence and confront a world that sees her as a monster. 

The teaser summary adds: “While on the run, she finds her true identity, her surprising power and the strength to remake herself as her own creation.”

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the 35-year-old star of The Avengers said: “It is long overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male counterpart and stand alone. 

“Working alongside Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, Sebastian and I are extremely excited to emancipate this classic anti-heroine and reanimate her story to reflect the change we see today.”

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