Scarlett Johansson to Star in 'Move That Body'

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The comedy comes from 'Broad City' writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs.

Scarlett Johansson is in negotiations to star in the Sony R-rated comedy Move That Body, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The script comes from Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, with Downs also co-starring and Aniello in the director's chair. The movie centers around five friends who rent a Miami beach house for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper.

The co-writers, who are executive producers of the Comedy Central show, will produce the film through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky. Tolmach has produced a long history of R-rated comedies, including Zombieland, Step Brothers and Superbad.

Move That Body earned a spot on the 2015 Black List — the annual roundup of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays — which was announced yesterday.