Scarlett Johansson To Direct Her First Feature SUMMER CROSSING
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.Production is set for early 2014. Sin City 2 producer Oleg Boyko will finance Summer Crossing. Meanwhile, Johansson is quite busy these days, shooting Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and has Luc Besson’s Lucy and Jon Favreau’s Chef lined up. Here’s a novel synopsis:
A 17-year-old debutant opts out of her parents’ Parisian travels to foster a romance with a Jewish valet parking attendant in the middle of a 1945 summer NYC heat wave.