Scarlett Johansson will move from avenging the world to making her directorial debut. Variety reports that Johansson will diret an adaptation of Truman Capotes's lost novella, Summer Crossing. The project is being produced by Deer Hunter's Barry Spikings and exec produced by Peter D. Graves along with the Truman Capote Literary Trust and its trustee Alan Schwartz.
The novella will be adapted by screenwriter and New York playwright Tristine Skyler. Here is a description of the book:
Thought to be lost for over 50 years, here is the first novel by one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
Set in New York during the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young carefree socialite, Grady, who must make serious decisions about the romance she is dangerously pursuing and the effect it will have on everyone involved.
Fans of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Capote's short stories will be thrilled to read Summer Crossing.
Johansson has a trio of films to look forward to: We Bought a Zoo, Under the Skin and Marvel's The Avengers. I am interested in seeing Johansson's take on this project. What are your thoughts on this news?