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Scarlett Johansson to make directorial debut

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Story by Jack Foley

SCARLETT Johansson is to make her directorial debut in the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing.

The project is based on Capote’s novel of the same name, which follows a 17-year-old Debutant who decides to pursue romance with a Jewish valet parking attendant instead of traveling through Paris during a 1945 summer heat wave in New York.

According to Variety, Capote never published Summer Crossing, instead trashing the manuscript altogether.

It was only salvaged after a janitor in his building discovered it and the pages resurfaced in a 2004 auction and were later published.

Production is due to commence in the first half of 2014, although Johansson has a busy schedule.

She has also recently signed up to co-star in Jon Favreau’s Chef and has Avengers commitments in the pipeline.

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