The two worked together on Justin Timeberlake's music video for "What Goes Around...Comes Around," which Bayer directed and features Johansson.
"Scarlett is one of the sexiest actresses around," Bayer told MTV News. "And she can just become her characters. Look at what she did during the Corvette scene, which a lot of people won't catch. She was shooting that on a green screen, and right before we were rolling, she was laughing. We start, and she's crying. It was just unbelievable. It's stuff like that which makes you know someone's a star."
Bayer said "It's called Brilliance and it's about diamond thieves, and we start shooting this winter," Bayer said. "So many things came together in all the right ways. It really was a case of 'what goes around, comes around.' In a good way."