First Photos of Scarlett Johansson as a Sexy Alien Who Picks Up Male Hitchhikers

Scarlett Johansson just started filming Under the Skin, and she's looking glamorously trashy as an alien who cruises around the back roads looking for fit male specimens to seduce and kidnap. Do you think that's ScarJo's real hair, or a wig?

Check out a couple more pics below.

Under the Skin is directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast), who also co-wrote the script with Walter Campbell. It's based on a novel by Michel Faber, about an alien named Isserley who drives around picking up hot men who won't be missed. Here's how the Hollywood Reporter described the film last year:


Johansson plays an alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. She scours remote highways and desolate scenery looking to use her greatest weapon to snare human prey — her voracious sexuality.

She is deadly efficient, but over time becomes drawn to and changed by the complexity of life on earth. With this new found humanity and weakening alien resolve, she finds herself on a collision course with her own kind. Taking her point of view throughout, the film presents a unique look at our world through alien eyes.

And here's a description of the book, via Amazon:

In the opening pages of Under the Skin, a lone female is scouting the Scottish Highlands in search of well-proportioned men: "Isserley always drove straight past a hitch-hiker when she first saw him, to give herself time to size him up. She was looking for big muscles: a hunk on legs. Puny, scrawny specimens were no use to her." At this point, the reader might be forgiven for anticipating some run-of-the-mill psychosexual drama. But commonplace expectation is no help when it comes to Michel Faber's strange and unsettling first novel; small details, then major clues, suggest that something deeply bizarre is afoot. What are the reasons for Isserley's extensive surgical scarring, her thick glasses, her excruciating backache? Who are the solitary few who work on the farm where her cottage is located? And why are they all nervous about the arrival of someone called Amlis Vess?

The ensuing narrative is of such cumulative, compelling strangeness that it almost defies description. The one thing that can be said with certainty is that Under the Skin is unlike anything else you have ever read. Faber's control of his medium is nearly flawless. Applying the rules of psychological realism to a fictional world that is both terrifying and unearthly, he nonetheless compels the reader's absolute identification with Isserley.


[In Case You Didn't Know via IndieWire]

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