November 18th, 2011
04:39 PM ET
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."
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