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Scarlett Johansson to star in Hollywood adaptation of Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test
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Scarlett Johansson to star in Hollywood adaptation of Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test

Scarlett Johansson has signed up to star in the movie adaptation of Jon Ronson's much-loved book The Psychopath Test. 

The book, which is non-fiction and looks at how the medical community attempts to diagnose and determine psychopaths, is to be adapted by Futurama and Saturday Night Live writer Kristin Gore and will be turned into a psychological thriller, reports Deadline. 

Jay Roach, best known for directing Meet The Parents and the Austin Powers trilogy, is attached to direct the movie.  

This is Ronson's second book to be turned into a major movie after The Men Who Stare At Goats. His memoirs also served as the inspiration for 2014's indie flick Frank. 

Johansson has a busy year ahead of her, she is currently working on Hail, Caesar!, the Coen Brothers' new movie as well as lending her voice to Jon Favreau's new adaptation of The Jungle Book. She is also signed on to star in the blockbuster remake of Ghost In The Shell and Captain America: Civil War. 

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