Scarlett Johansson To Direct Capote Novella

Scarlett Johansson is about to make her directorial debut with a new project based on Truman Capote’s lost novella.

Johansson is going to be working on Summer Crossing, the lost novella from Truman Capote, with the screenplay being adapted by New York playwright and screenwriter, Tristin Skyler.

According to, the novella is described as follows:

Thought to be lost for over 50 years, here is the first novel by one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Set in New York during the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young carefree socialite, Grady, who must make serious decisions about the romance she is dangerously pursuing and the effect it will have on everyone involved.

Fans of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Capote’s short stories will be thrilled to read Summer Crossing.

Barry SpikingsĀ is producing and Peter D. Graves is executive producing in conjunction with the Truman Capote Literary Trust and its trustee Alan Schwartz.

I am personally a huge fan of Johansson’s (boardering on a girl crush even) so I am pretty excited to see how she does as a director. I also think this will be a great novella as well, based on the other things I have read by Capote.

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