Scarlett Johansson has announced she will move behind the camera soon and make her directional debut with the once lost Truman Capote novel, Summer Crossing. The film, which is currently without a studio, will be produced by The Deer Hunter producer Barry Spikings from a Tristine Skyler script.
The novel Summer Crossing, follows “an 18-year-old girl breaking free of her rich, smothering, family to discover her own identity and sexuality in a post-World War II New York City. Part of her discovery comes by intensifying an affair with and quickly marrying a parking lot attendant from a dysfunctional Brooklyn Jewish family, a decision that leads to her pregnancy.”
It is unclear when the project will get underway, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long. There is no word on casting yet, but a studio will most likely have to be decided on first. With Johansson’s profile though, both those factors should come together easily and hopefully we’ll have more word on the project shortly.