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Fighting With My Family’s Florence Pugh in Talks For Black Widow Role

March 18, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Florence Pugh, fresh off of high reviews for her work as WWE star Paige in Fighting With My Family, is in talks for a lead role in Marvel’s Black Widow. Variety and THR have separately reported that Pugh is in talks for the second lead role, opposite (of course) Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff.

Details on Pugh’s role are being kept under wraps, though THR reports that she will play a spy who is the equal to Natasha and “likely her moral opposite.” Variety notes that Pugh was initially the top choice, but that Marvel wanted to open up to other actresses before zeroing back in on Pugh based on the reviews she earned for Fighting With My Family.

The film is written by Jac Schaeffer and will be directed by Cate Shortland (Lore). Filming begins in London this June.