THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in Universal and Imagine Entertainment’s upcoming project The Psychopath Test, which Jay Roach will direct.
Kristin Gore will write the adaptation of Jon Ronson’s book, which centers on the idea that one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. Ronson explores how psychopaths are diagnosed and treated, including unorthodox treatments from the past. The book hit shelves in 2011.
Brian Grazer is producing along with Roach, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Erica Huggins and Jennifer Perini are executive producing.
Johansson was the lead in Universal’s big 2014 hit Lucy, and next will be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! She’s repped by LBI Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
Roach most recently directed The Campaign and the pilot episode of HBO’s The Brink. His upcoming film Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston is in postproduction. He’s repped by WME, Mosaic and Behr Abramson.
Gore, the daughter of Al Gore, was an associate producer on Foxcatcher and is working on Sony’s untitled undercover-crime thriller, which will star Channing Tatum. She’s repped by CAA.