Scarlett Johansson to Make Directorial Debut With 'Summer Crossing' Adaptation


Scarlett Johansson


The Natasha Romanoff of 'Iron Man 2' will direct a movie based on Truman Capote's first novel, 'which has long captured' her heart.

Scarlett Johansson has landed her first directing gig. After almost two decades of acting, the 28-year-old actress will work behind the lens of "Summer Crossing", an adaptation of Truman Capote's first novel.

The Golden Globe-nominated star stated, "Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skylar to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman's which has long captured my heart." She added, "Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full-length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege."

"Summer Crossing" tells the story of a 17-year old girl who stays behind in New York as her parents go off to Paris. She then falls in love with a Jewish valet parking attendant in the middle of a 1945 summer NYC heat wave.

Capote threw it away and it was found by an apartment janitor. After the manuscript resurfaced at a 2004 auction, the novel was published for the first time with the blessing of his former editor.

Sergei Bespalov and Barry Spikings will serve as producers on the film, with Peter D. Graves executive producing. Shooting is expected to begin in early 2014. The film will be offered for international distributions at Cannes Film Festival.

© AceShowbiz.com


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