Scarlett Johansson to Star in the Drama Reflective Light

Scarlett Johansson will star in Focus Features drama Reflective Light, an adaptation of the 2014 Carla Buckley novel The Deepest Secret, according to Variety.

Here’s the official synopsis of the novel: “Eve Lattimore is barely keeping things together. Her husband works fifteen hundred miles away, leaving Eve to juggle singlehandedly the demands of their teenaged daughter and fragile son. Tyler was born with XP—the so-called vampire disease: even one moment of sun exposure can have fatal consequences. So Eve does what any mother might do: she turns their home into a fortress. Every day, she watches the sun rise and fall, and keeps a close eye on her child. Friendships fall away. Her marriage is on the rocks. Her daughter’s going through something but won’t talk about it. Still, Eve believes that it’s all a matter of time before a cure is found, and everything can resume its normal course. Until the night she makes a terrible decision, and it’s not only the sun she has to hide from.”

Noted photographer Gregory Crewdson will make his directorial debut on Reflective Light. He will also co-write the script with partner Juliane Hiam. Marc Platt  (The Girl on the Train, La La Land) will produce alongside Platt Productions’ Jared LeBoff.

Johansson will next be heard in Wes Anderson’s animated Isle of Dogs, and will reprise her role as Black Widow in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.

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