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Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow film could add Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh could join Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming solo Black Widow movie.

hollywood Updated: Mar 20, 2019 14:00 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Scarlett Johansson first appeared as Black Widow in Iron Man 2.

Actor Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow movie might add actor Florence Pugh as part of its cast. Sources told Variety that Pugh is in talks to join Johansson's standalone superhero film.

Pugh has reportedly been on the list for the second lead role since last fall, but Marvel wanted to open up the field to other actors at the beginning of the year.

After meeting with several candidates, the studio zeroed back on Pugh after she drew strong reviews for the comedy-drama Fighting With My Family.

This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures shows Jack Lowden, left, and Florence Pugh in a scene from Fighting with My Family. ( AP )

Cate Shortland is on board to direct, with Jac Schaeffer writing the script. The film has been in development for a while, but picked up momentum last year after Schaeffer got hired. Kevin Feige is producing.

It's unclear whether Black Widow will be an origin tale or set after the next Avengers movie.

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First Published: Mar 20, 2019 14:00 IST