HOLLYWOOD: Scarlett Johansson is eyeing the starring role in director Luc Besson’s new film. Avengers cast member Johansson is in final negotiations to lead the cast of action movie Lucy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lucy is the story of a drug mule who develops incredible physical abilities when some of the drug gets into her system. She becomes immune to the feeling of pain and discomfort, acquires powers similar to telekinesis enabling her to move objects without touching them, and develops the ability to absorb knowledge with ease. Besson has also written the script for Lucy, and will be joined by Christopher Lambert as producer. The filmmaker has just completed work on action comedy Malavita, which stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and Michelle Pfeiffer.–MO