Johansson To Helm Capote's "Summer Crossing"

By Garth Franklin Thursday May 16th 2013 12:16PM

Scarlett Johansson has signed on to make her directorial debut adapting the nearly-lost Truman Capote novel "Summer Crossing" at Aldamisa.

The story 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.

Capote never published the book, opting to trash the manuscript. A janitor in his building salvaged it and the work resurfaced at auction in 2004.

Oleg Boyko, Sergei Bespalov and Barry Spikings will produce. Shooting begins in the first half of next year.

Source: Variety