From La Femme Nikita and Léon: The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson returns to direct Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Lost in Translation) in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Also starring Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Million Dollar Baby), Lucy examines the possibility of what one human could do if they unlocked 100 per cent of their brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of their mind.
Opening in atmospheric and bustling Taipei, Johansson stars as Lucy, a clueless young American student with a shady boyfriend (Pilou Asbæk). Reluctantly tricked into delivering a briefcase to an inner-city hotel, she is kidnapped by Taiwanese gangsters and forced to serve as a drug mule in a global narcotics ring.
When the bag of drugs in her stomach ruptures, Lucy is exposed to a new synthetic substance which changes her biological composition and gives her superhuman abilities. On the run from the cartel in Paris, she teams up with a French police officer (Amr Waked) and seeks out a distinguished professor (Freeman) in order to fully comprehend her newfound capabilities and share her knowledge with the rest of society.
Starring Korean megastar Min-sik Choi (Oldboy, I Saw the Devil), Amr Waked (Syriana, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Pilou Asbæk (Sex, Drugs & Taxation, A Hijacking), Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies, Crazy, Stupid, Love.) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (Rush, Notting Hill), Lucy is a thought-provoking and must-see action thriller.
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