Woody Allen's latest Lady Luck

Woody Allen's new movie "Match Point" is a suspenseful tale of a young working class man who marries into upper-crust British society, then risks everything for an affair with an American actress.

Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson

But the film's theme is luck. And Allen, whose past muses include Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow, seems to have found his new Lady Luck — Scarlett Johansson.

There's a good chance audiences will want to see her steamy sex scenes with "Match" costar Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Unlike characters in Allen's past films, these two do way more than just talk about sex. Especially noteworthy: the passionate encounter in the pouring rain between the panting, soaking wet, lush-lipped lovers.

Allen has called Johansson a "dream girl" describing her as "a naturally great actress. She's very sexy, very pretty. She was just touched by God." But apparently, he's not that impressed with her clothes.

Photo Credit: Woody Allen carefully examines Scarlett Johansson's Oscar de la Renta frock at the "Match Point" premiere post-party at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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