Following the first photo of Scarlett Johansson released last week, Universal Pictures has released the trailer for Lucy, directed by Luc Besson. The plot centers on a young woman who becomes a reluctant drug mule, transporting a mysterious drug in her stomach, when the package leaks, giving her incredible powers and unlocking her brain's full potential. Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton co-star in this upcoming action-thriller, in theaters August 8.

From La Femme Nikita and 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 directs Scarlett Johansson 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.

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