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Scarlett Johansson lines up directorial debut with Capote's 'Summer Crossing'
Scarlett Johansson has been many things in her young life: Award-winning actress, muse to Woody Allen, singer of ill-advised Tom Waits covers. But, like many actors and actresses, what she really wants to do is direct.
The actress is lining up her directorial debut with "Summer Crossing," an adaptation of a long-thought "lost" novella by "In Cold Blood" author Truman Capote.
The novella takes place in post-WWII NYC and follows a teen who runs away from her wealthy aristocratic family in order to find herself and discover her burgeoning sexuality.
Originally written in the late '40s, Capote's manuscript for "Crossing" went missing for more than fifty years before it was found again and subsequently published in 2005.
The film will be produced by Barry Spikings ("The Deer Hunter") and executive produced by Peter D. Graves, with the aide of the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
Johansson-the-actress has a busy year ahead of her -- she'll soon star opposite Matt Damon in Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo," followed by "Under the Skin" and, last but certainly not least, next summer's Marvel superhero epic "The Avengers," reprising her "Iron Man 2" role as Black Widow.