Scarlett Johansson to direct
November 18th, 2011
04:39 PM ET

Scarlett Johansson to direct

Another day, another starlet set to direct. Indiewire reports that Scarlett Johansson will helm an adaptation of Truman Capote's novel “Summer Crossing.”

Capote’s a tall order for a first-time director. But 26-year-old Johansson is nothing if not ambitious; remember her foray into music? She went straight for Tom Waits.

ScarJo has also worked with quite a few esteemed filmmakers. Woody Allen, The Coen Brothers, Christopher Nolan and Cameron Crowe, to name a few. Plus, she has Oscar-winning producer Barry Spikings (“The Deer Hunter”) and Peter D. Graves on board.

(If you’d like to see a sample of Scarlett’s directing work, her short "These Vagabond Shoes" is an extra on the "New York, I Love You" DVD.)

The Truman Capote Literary Trust is also supporting Scarlett’s adaptation of “Summer Crossing,” which was technically the writer’s first novel. First drafted in 1943, the book wasn’t published until 2005. The story follows a well-heeled 17-year-old girl who falls in love with a parking lot attendant in New York City.

For now, Johansson’s still acting. The sultry star is currently shooting Jonathan Glazer’s "Under The Skin."


soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. this project has been over for 2 years now.

    she has direct a ton of projects since then.

    May 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joulez

    She is not a "dim bulb". She comes from a very educated east coast background. That doesn't mean she can sing or direct...but at least she is not just sitting around being famous for nothing like so many other dumb beatches out there.

    November 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Suie

    Scarlett's experience quite advantage to her job ,so sound good toall of us.

    November 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. yikes

    Here's to hoping she is a better director....than a singer! She DESECRATED Tom Waits beautiful music.

    November 20, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Truth

    Beauty =/= talent. Sorry honey, but I predict some fail in your future.

    November 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Serge

    find out more about real Scarlett by typing Scarlett Johansson actress clone in Google search bar and you would see much more then in The Island movie..

    November 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. carries mom

    She seems to be a dim bulb.

    November 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. carries mom

    Why ?

    November 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |

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