Scarlett Johansson Taking on The Spirit

Scarlett Johansson is in final negotiations to star as the femme fatale in Frank Miller?s big screen adaptation of Will Eisner?s The Spirit.

Johansson will play a dangerous beauty named Silk N. Floss, a character that THR describes as ?a sexy and intelligent secretary with a vindictive instinct that makes her the perfect accomplice to the Octopus Samuel L. Jackson, an evil mastermind.? It appears that the character was created for the film adaptation and will probably be a combination of characters from the comic series.

The Spirit follows a detective who fakes his own death in order to fight crime in Central City as the masked avenger. Frank Miller will start shooting the flick in October for a late 2009 release.

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