According to a report from Deadline, beautiful woman and all around great actress Scarlett Johansson is being offered the leading role in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. The film is based on the manga series by Masamune Shirow.
Last year it was rumored that Margot Robbie was being eyed for the role but now it appears plans have changed as Johansson is in the leading eye for the starring role.
The series is a futuristic science fiction series where members of a covert ops unit that takes on technology-related crime.
Ghost in the Shell will be directed by Rupert Sanders who previously was responsible for Snow White and the Hunstman (as well as having an affair with star Kristen Stewart.) The script is coming from William Wheeler.
The manga series was insanely popular and has led to other adaptations already including several anime films, a TV series, and a series of video games with DreamWorks releasing the second anime film in North America.
Johansson has not been confirmed for the role but since her success playing intense battle type characters such as in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it seems like she is a good candidate.