A big screen adaptation of Jon Ronson’s non-fiction book The Psychopath Test is in the works, and Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have turned to writer Kristin Gore (Accidental Love) to pen the project.

They’ve also lined up Meet the Parents helmer Jay Roach to direct, but the most exciting part of this news is the fact that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Under the Skin star Scarlett Johansson will star.

Brian Grazer is producing, and worked with both Gore and Roach on upcoming HBO comedy pilot Women In Space, an intriguing sounding series about  a group of women on a mission to colonize another planet.

Ronson was also responsible for writing The Men Who Stare At Goats. That was turned into a movie starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor. The Psychopath Test tackles how the medical community tries to diagnose and classify an elusive group: remorseless, deadly psychopaths. They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath, devoid of empathy, manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The book explores their world and the madness industry. It was a best-seller both in the US and in the UK.

The Psychopath Test is an interesting sounding project for Johansson, though where she will fit it in between her Marvel commitments remains to be seen. She’ll next be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron.