Scarlett Johansson is set to take the lead in the Kristin Gore -scripted film based on the Jon Ronson book ‘ The Psychopath Test.’ 

The thriller, which will be directed by Jay Roach, will be produced by Brian Grazer along with Roach and his Everyman Pictures banner, and Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, reported.

Ronson, who wrote ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats,’ here tackles how the medical community, who tries to diagnose and classify an elusive group: remorseless, deadly psychopaths, say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath, devoid of empathy, manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The book, which explores their world and the madness industry, is published by Picador and Riverhead Books and was a bestseller in the US and the UK.