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Scarlett Johansson to Direct

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.

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