Date: 19th March 2019
Florence Pugh is in talks to star opposite Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow, Marvel's stand-alone feature on the Avengers heroine.
Pugh has been on the hot list for this second lead role since last fall, but Marvel wanted to open up the field to other actresses at the beginning of the year. After meeting with several candidates, the studio zeroed back in on Pugh after she drew strong reviews for the MGM comedy-drama "Fighting With My Family".
Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker perhaps best known for the Nazi drama Lore, is directing the project, which is scheduled to shoot in June in London.
Details about the film have been kept under wraps, so Pugh's role in the film remains a mystery. The film will will focus on Johansson's Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) who was first introduced in Iron Man 2 (2010) in 2010.
Source: Press Release