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article imageScarlett Johansson films in Glasgow

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By Amanda Payne     Oct 24, 2012 in Entertainment
Glasgow is becoming a popular spot with filmmakers. Recently, the city hosted Brad Pitt in a zombie movie, now Scarlett Johansson is filming scenes for 'Under the Skin'.
Scotland's second city has become a popular choice with film directors looking for the perfect locale for their movies. On Tuesday Oct. 23, citizens were treated to the sight of the lovely 27-year-old Scarlett Johansson wearing a black wig, a faux fur coat and very tight jeans.
According to the Daily Mail, the actress is filming scenes for a film called 'Under the Skin' directed by Jonathan Glazer. She plays an alien who uses her disguise of a beautiful human woman to attract men from who she can harvest body parts. Tuesday's filming saw the actress perform her own stunt fall which took a number of takes to perfect. Scarlett Johansson says of the film:"'OK, yes I do play an alien who is wearing my own skin. But it's actually not a science-fiction film; it's sort of a film that asks existential questions and much more complex than the logline".
Indiewire.com explains that Ms Johannson is filming some reshoots not just in Glasgow but around Scotland, particularly in the highlands where her character targets unwary male hitch-hikers. Originally, the film had been planned for release this year but now a 2013 release in time for the big film awards and festivals seems more likely.The film is based on a novel written by Michel Faber.
STV, the main Scottish television channel, reports that "Scarlett Johansson caused the locals in Glasgow to do a double take yesterday as the A-list movie star rocked up in the city to shoot scenes for her latest movie." The actress first began filming in November 2011 and thrilled locals when she patronised several local bars and restaurants. Some Scottish men were also lucky enough to get parts as extras although will now have to wait to see if their scenes will feature on the silver screen when the final version is screened next year.
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