Johansson Directs Capote’s “Crossing”

Scarlett Johansson is now confirmed to be making her directorial debut on an adaptation of Truman Capote’s lost novella “Summer Crossing” reports Variety.

Screenwriter and New York playwright Tristine Skyler is adapting the script set in post-WW2 New York. The story centers on an 18-year-old girl breaking free of her rich, smothering, family to discover her own identity and sexuality.

Capote penned the work in the 1940’s, but it was lost for half a century before being recovered and published. Barry Spikings (“The Deer Hunter”) will produce.