Scarlett Johansson's Stunt Double Becomes A Comic Book Heroine In Her Own Right
Razor Sharp is an indie action comic book-turned-fan film-turned-serious film project. And it stars someone who is no stranger to the big budget superhero movie scene. Even if her face may not be familiar, the rest of her body should be.
Amy Johnston was Scarlett Johansson's stunt double in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and will now be playing Victoria Sharp in the movie written and directed by Marcus Perry who, in his other life, is VP of Worldwide Creative Content for Paramount Pictures.
So there's just a possibility he might be able to get the film distributed too.
Impenetrable fortresses, SWAT-trained security forces, the occasional piece of malfunctioning gear; it's all in a night's work for quirky thief Veronica Sharpe as she struggles to right her own wrongs in a Cyberpunk world ruled by corporations.
And, yes, she's doing all her own stunts. Value for money on an independent studio budget…
Perry tells us "Everyone on the team is an action movie junkie, and we all grew up obsessed with comic books, so we wanted to create a character that embodied all that passion. At the same time, we recognize how under-served women can be when it comes to genre. Veronica's not a damsel in distress, or somebody's girlfriend. She's in command, full of vulnerability and humour that I hope will catch people off guard."
While the big studios work on their female-focussed big superhero tentpole movies, it's just possible that Razor Sharp may pip them to the post…
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