Scarlett Johansson to debut as a director with “Summer Crossing”


Scarlett Johansson wins Directorial Debut With ‘Summer Crossing’ (1)

After Scarlett Johansson finished her run as Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” the actress is adding ‘director’ on her resume as she lands her first film in “Summer Crossing.”

“Summer Crossing” is an adaptation of Truman Capote’s first novel of the same title (written by Capote in the 1940s and released in 2005). Playwright Tristine Skyler has already written the screenplay with filming scheduled to begin in the summer.

The novel is set in 1945 New York and focuses around a 17-year old woman who abandons the idea of staying with her family on vacation in France and begins a romance with a Jewish parking lot attendant in the city.

“Summer Crossing” will be Johansson’s first time directing a feature length film, after directing a short in 2008 for Kevin Bacon’s film “New York, I Love You.” Unfortunately, her contribution to the film was cut.

It remains to be seen if Scarlett will be starring and directing “Summer Crossing,” but based on the story of the novel, she’s up for a challenging film to direct.

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