Scarlett Johansson is set to make her directorial debut with a feature film adaptation of Truman Capote’s long-lost first novel Summer Crossing.
Speaking on the adaption the Lost in Translation actress divulged, “Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skylar to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman’s which has long captured my heart.”
“Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full-length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege.”
Originally written in the early 1940’s, Capote threw the manuscript away after becoming displeased with how it turned out. More than 50 years later the original manuscript was discovered and auctioned off, resulting in Summer Crossing finally being published in 2005.
The book takes place in New York City in 1945, and follows a 17 year old upper class Protestant debutante named Grady who pursues a relationship with a “common” parking lot attendant after her parents take a trip to Paris.
While casting has yet to be announced, Deadline reports that the film will begin shooting next year.