Scarlett Johansson to Direct

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Scarlett Johansson attends the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Scarlett Johansson; Photo: Kris Connor

After you've put out an album of Tom Waits covers, divorced a Canadian, and played a superhero twice, it's really time to get into directing already. Scarlett Johansson's directorial debut will be Summer Crossing, a film based on the lost novella by Truman Capote. The story centers around a teen society girl's coming of age in New York right after World War II, which makes it Capote-ish in the best way.  Playwright/screenwriter Tristine Skyler is adapting the book, and since the protagonist is an 18-year-old, it appears that Johansson's role in the production is strictly behind the camera.