Reports of Scarlett Johansson starring in Ghost In The Shell shouldn’t be a surprise to Deadline readers. Here’s how we described the situation October 16, when Margot Robbie stepped out of negotiations for that film to instead focus on starring with Will Smith and Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad:
The Wolf Of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie is also looking likely for Suicide Squad. It looked like she was going to star in Ghost In The Shell for DreamWorks, but those talks fizzled. I’ve heard DreamWorks has instead made a $10M offer to Scarlett Johansson, whose action price has risen to that level after Lucy and her work as Black Widow. Robbie, who stars alongside Smith in the upcoming Focus, should slip nicely into the Warner Bros film.