Scarlett Johansson Has Been Cast In Ghost In The Shell

She'll play a powerful cyborg leader.

Some actresses take time off after having a baby, but apparently that's not the case for the Black Widow. Less than four months after giving birth to her first daughter, Rose, Scarlett Johansson has signed on to Ghost in the Shell , a film adaptation of the Japanese comic book series of the same name.

Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders — yes, the man who supposedly broke up Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart — will direct the movie, which centers around a covert task force that fights against technology crimes. Johansson will play lead character Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg leader in a division of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission. Like in Lucy, she has a very powerful brain, but this time around it's not because of taking weird drugs. In Ghost in the Shell, she has a huge "cyberbrain" that is housed in a full-body prosthesis after a childhood accident. So, basically lady Robocop?