Actress Scarlett Johansson's new movie forces closure of A82

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson's new movie has forced the closure of a main road through the Highlands.

The 26-year-old is starring in the sci-fi blockbuster Under the Skin, which is adapted from the novel by Dutch author Michel Faber, who lives in the Black Isle.

On Wednesday, the A82 at Glencoe will be shut for ten-minute periods on several occasions as filming takes place.

Officials say the closure will only cause minimal disruption to drivers.

A spokeswoman for Transport Scotland said: "Following discussions with the filming company Saltfilm, our operating company Scotland Transerv and the police, we have granted an order giving permission to carry out filming for the film Under the Skin on the A82.

"The Scottish Government welcomes the continued interest in Scotland as a filming location and we are confident that any disruption to drivers will be minimal."

The police will stop the traffic out of shot on Wednesday to allow filming to take place, before it is allowed to continue on. Transport Scotland has predicted the shooting will only cause minimal delays.

Under the Skin tells of an alien who seduces and picks up hitchhikers in the Highlands in order to harvest their body parts. The crew has already filmed scenes in other locations across Scotland.

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