Scarlett Johansson to headline Sebastian Lelio's Bride
The Apple and A24 production, directed by Lelio, is about a woman created to be an ideal wife
Scarlett Johansson will headline Apple and A24's upcoming sci-fi drama Bride. Sebastian Lelio, the director of Oscar-winning movie A Fantastic Woman, will helm the film, being touted as a 'genre-bending feature', according to reports.
The story is about a woman created to be an ideal wife — the singular obsession of a brilliant entrepreneur. "When she rejects her creator, she's forced to flee her confined existence, confronting a world that sees her as a monster. It is on the run that she finds her true identity, her surprising power, and the strength to remake herself as her own creation," the official logline reads.
Lelio will pen the film's screenplay along with Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo.
Johansson will produce the feature alongside Jonathan Lia through their banner, These Pictures. Keenan Flynn will serve as a co-producer.
Johansson is currently awaiting the release of her Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, Black Widow. The film, which was originally scheduled to open worldwide earlier this year, will now be released next May.