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'Black Widow' standalone to be directed by Cate Shortland

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

have announced as the of its highly anticipated "Black Widow" standalone movie.

The film will star as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, an agent of the fictional spy agency and a the Avengers.

Shortland, 49, is best known for the Nazi drama "Lore" and most recently directed "The Syndrome".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio met with over 70 directors to find the right person to helm the project.

Its hunt narrowed down to Amma Asante, Maggie Betts, Shortland, and

Shortland, who had a promising meeting with Johansson, later bagged the project.

In January, the studio had announced that will be penning the script for the standalone.

Johansson has till now appeared as the character in seven films, including this summer's smash hit "Avengers: Infinity War".

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 10:30 IST