What do you do after you’d saved the world (nay, the universe) with The Avengers?
If you’re Scarlett Johansson, you tackle a project based on one of the classic horror films of all time. The Oscar-nominated actress is set to star in (and produce) Bride, a movie from Apple and A24, according to Deadline.
Bride–which looks to be an entirely new take on the iconic 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein–is directed by Sebastian Lelio from a screenplay by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo, the writing team responsible for the upcoming Blumhouse and Universal Wolfman remake starring Ryan Gosling.
Bride, as described in the official synopsis, tells the eerie story of a woman “created to be an ideal wife–the singular obsession of a brilliant entrepreneur–(who) is forced to flee her confined existence and confront a world that sees her as a monster.” While on the run, the woman “finds her true identity, her surprising power and the strength to remake herself as her own creation.”
Johansson expressed her enthusiasm for the new film in a recent statement. “It is long overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male counterpart and stand alone,” she said. “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.”
Johansson–a fixture in the cinematic Avengers mythos as Natasha Romanoff since 2010’s Iron Man 2--also stars in the standalone Black Widow, due out in theaters May 7, 2021. The highest-paid actress in Hollywood since 2018, Johansson’s films have grossed more than $14 billion worldwide.
Keep reading Horror News Network for additional details on casting and production schedules for Bride.