Scarlett Johansson to Direct Summer Crossing


Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson will be making her directorial debut on Summer Crossing, an adaptation of Truman Capote’s lost novella. Barry Spikings, who won an Oscar for The Deer Hunter, is producing and Peter D. Graves is executive producing in conjunction with the Truman Capote Literary Trust and its trustee Alan Schwartz.

The book is described as follows:

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.

Screenwriter and New York playwright Tristine Skyler is adapting the novella.

Johansson will next be seen on the big screen in We Bought a Zoo, Under the Skin and Marvel’s The Avengers.