‘Featherwood’: Scarlett Johansson To Star In Andrea Arnold’s FBI Informant True-Crime Drama

Hard to believe it’s been eight years since Andrea Arnold gave us American Honey, her most recent narrative feature. A couple of years ago she directed the documentary, Cow, and faced a bunch of production problems while shooting HBO’s Big Little Lies season two. She will perhaps always be known for her early films, Fish Tank and Wuthering Heights, which makes any new project one to keep on the radar. And now we know what that’ll be, and considering it’ll star Scarlett Johansson, the eyes will definitely be on it.

Deadline reports Arnold will direct Johansson in Featherwood, a true-crime film based on the story of Carol Blevins. Penned by Ned Benson, who wrote Black Widow for Johansson previously, the film centers on Blevins, a heroin addict and “Aryan Princess featherwood” who worked undercover as an FBI informant, feeding them information on the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a bunch of neo-Nazis.

Johansson has kept a low profile in the last couple of years, appearing in Kristin Scott Thomas’ film North Star, and in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City. Coming up for her is the massive potential blockbuster, Project Artemis, opposite Channing Tatum.

Featherwood is currently being shopped around, but expect a studio to make a big play for it soon.

Travis Hopson
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