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Scarlett Johansson filming for ‘Lucy’

Staff writer, with CNA

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson was spotted shooting scenes for French director Luc Besson’s action thriller Lucy in Taipei yesterday.

Johansson, twice named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire Magazine, was sporting a leopard print jacket and a V-line dress in front of the Regent Taipei.

She appeared to be in a scene with a male actor, who was wearing a cowboy hat.

Signs have been erected by the Taipei Film Commission near the hotel announcing that streets around the hotel would be blocked from yesterday through Thursday. The front door of the hotel was also closed off, reportedly for the shooting of the film.

The Taipei Financial Center Co, which owns Taipei 101, confirmed earlier that the film crew will take aerial shots of the skyscraper.

The movie is reportedly about a woman, played by Johansson, working in Taiwan as a drug mule, who gains supernatural abilities and becomes a warrior.

The film is the largest

Hollywood film to be shot in Taiwan after Oscar-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s 3-D epic adventure film Life of Pi.

Johansson has appeared in such blockbusters as Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. Besson is best known for his 1997 movie The Fifth Element. His latest works include The Lady and the Taken series.

Local media on Sunday camped out at the Regent Taipei, where Besson is staying, but the presence of the media appeared to bother the director, who showed up later that day and told journalists not to disturb his work.

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