Scarlett Johansson

Having just come off of one actor’s feature directorial debut, Scarlett Johansson is now preparing to make her own. And she’s starting with a property that has some pedigree: Summer Crossing, a “lost” Truman Capote novel about a young debutante in New York City.

The move is hardly an unexpected one. The project’s been brewing for a couple of years already, and prior to that Johansson took her first stab at directing with a short film starring Kevin Bacon.┬áMore details on her new movie after the jump.

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Scarlett Johansson to Direct ‘Summer Crossing’

Scarlett Johansson veered into directing in 2009 with These Vagabond Shoes, a short black and white film that starred Kevin Bacon as a man in search of a hot dog. The short was intended, by Johansson, to be part of the New York, I Love You omnibus film, but ended up being cut. (Producers said the short was cut because it was in black and white, while the rest of the film was in color, and didn’t feature an “interpersonal relationship” as did the other tales.)

Now Johansson is going to direct a feature based on a Truman Capote story. Read More »