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Scarlett Johansson to Star in Comedy ‘Move That Body’

Sony Pictures is negotiating with Scarlett Johansson to star in the R-rated comedy “Move That Body.”

Producers are Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky.

Sony acquired the script by Aniello and Downs in a bidding war this past summer. Aniello (“Broad City”) is set to direct, while Downs is attached to co-star.

The script, which landed on the Black List on Monday, centers on five friends renting a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally killing a male stripper.

Johansson will next be seen in the Coen brothers’ comedy “Hail, Caesar!” followed by Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” and Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”

Tolmach’s background as a producer and Sony exec includes R-rated comedies such as “The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers,” “Pineapple Express” and “Superbad.”

Johansson is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment and attorney Kevin Yorn of Morris Yorn.

The news was first reported by The Wrap.

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