After winning rave reviews for her performance as a wrestler in Fighting with My Family, movie star Florence Pugh has been cast in a new Marvel film.

She will star alongside Scarlett Johansson in Marvel Studios' Black Widow, which does not yet have a release date.

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It is also understood that Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, a former pupil of Headington School, will also be in the cast, with Moonlight's Andre Holland under consideration for the villain.

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Ms Pugh and Ms Watson also feature in drama Little Women, due for release in December.

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To make her schedule even busier, Ms Pugh has completed scenes for the horror flick Midsommar, due out in August.

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Ms Pugh, whose father Clinton Pugh runs restaurants in Cowley Road, learnt wrestling moves for Fighting with My Family, which tells the story of Norwich-born WWE superstar 'Paige' - real name Saraya-Jade Bevis.

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The movie was written and directed by Stephen Merchant and focuses on Paige and her brother Zak, who get the chance to try out for WWE.

Mr Merchant said earlier: “Florence threw herself into the physical aspects and immediately got Paige’s inners strength, humour and emotion. We knew she could be this girl from Norwich where Paige grew up.”

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The 23-year-old, who also starred in Netflix medieval drama Outlaw King and the BBC adaptation of John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl, said she was happy to take on the physical challenges.