'Black Widow' Targets 'Hellboy' Star David Harbour and Rachel Weisz
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Harbour is reportedly joining Scarlett Johansson, and Weisz is said to be in talks to star in the standalone movie that will focus on Johansson's Marvel character.

AceShowbiz - The recruitment for "Black Widow" is still going on with two more names being linked to the project. Words on the street are David Harbour and Rachel Weisz are going to join Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Marvel standalone movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harbour's involvement in the movie is pretty much a done deal. Variety, meanwhile, reports that Weisz and Harbour are still in talks with the studio about starring in the movie. The site adds that both sides in Weisz's negotiations show strong interest.

Nothing is confirmed at the moment as Marvel has not commented on the reports. The roles that are offered to both actors are not disclosed either.

It's currently unknown if "Black Widow" will be an origin tale or set after "Avengers: Endgame", but it will focus on Johansson's Natasha Romanoff, a Russian spy and assassin who later defects to the United States and becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avenger.

Florence Pugh was recently reported to have signed up for the movie. The "Lady Macbeth" star is said to play "a spy on the same level as Romanoff, likely her moral opposite."

Cate Shortland is on board to direct, while Jac Schaeffer ("The Hustle") has been hired to pen the script. Principal photography could begin sometime this year as the studio eyes a 2020 release for the solo movie.

Harbour has recently landed roles in hot projects, including "Suicide Squad" and the upcoming "Hellboy" movie. He is also part of the main cast of Netflix's hit series "Stranger Things".

As for Weisz, she is best known for her role in "The Mummy" (1999) and its 2001 sequel "The Mummy Returns". The Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner most recently starred in critically-acclaimed biography drama "The Favourite", which earned nominations at this year's Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards, though she didn't win at both events.

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