Scarlett Johansson stars in a breathtaking action-thriller about a woman who accidentally develops superhuman powers.
In Taiwan, terrified young American Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is abducted by a gang of brutal drug traffickers. Telling her that she is to become their mule, they sew packets of narcotics into her stomach. But when these leak into her bloodstream, Lucy undergoes an astonishing transformation. As her brain becomes supercharged, she quickly acquires incredible strength, vast intellectual capacity and amazing telekinetic powers. These allow her to turn the tables on her captors. The rapidly evolving Lucy then reaches out to academic Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman), who theorises that we use only 10% of our mental capacity. But what will happen to her when she reaches 100%? Luc Besson, writer/director of 'Nikita' and 'The Fifth Element', has created some of the screen's most extraordinary female action heroes. With 'Lucy', he takes the genre to a new level.