Shalom Life | December 21, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Slated to Make Her Directorial Debut

ScarJo has decided to direct an adaptation of the Truman Capote lost novella, "Summer Crossing".

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: November 18th, 2011 in Culture » Film » News

Scarlett Johansson Slated to Make Her Directorial Debut
After 17 years in front of the camera, Scarlett Johansson has decided to helm her first feature film. The 26-year-old has chosen an adaptation of Truman Capote’s lost novella, Summer Crossing.

Summer Crossing, was initially written in the 1940’s, but published in 2005 posthumously. Set in New York City over the stifling summer of 1945, the tragic coming-of-age novel follows an 18-year-old debutante who attempts to cast off the shackles of her moneyed, overbearing family by discovering her own identity and sexuality.

The screenplay was written by Tristine Skyler, and produced by Barry Spikings, who most notably won an Academy Award for The Deer Hunter. Likewise, Truman Capote Literary Trust trustee Alan Schwartz will collaborate with executive producer Peter D. Graves on the film.

ScarJo can next be seen in Cameron Crowe’s latest offering, We Bought a Zoo, alongside Matt Damon and Elle Fanning opening on December 23. She will also reprise her role of “Natasha Romanoff/The Black Widow” in next May’s The Avengers.
Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21) Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21) TrendingNatalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career Natalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career TrendingAdam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO] Adam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO] Trending
 

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21)

December 19, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21)

Join Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish women of the year.

Read More

Analyst Suggests Qatar 'Give' World Cup 2022 to Gaza

December 19, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Analyst Suggests Qatar 'Give' World Cup 2022 to Gaza

Tom Gross argues that the move would be beneficial for Palestinians in Israel

Read More

Natalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Natalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career

The 'Black Swan' actress says no one wanted to work with her after 'Star Wars'

Read More

Liberace's Hologram to Go On World Tour, Starting in Las Vegas

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Liberace's Hologram to Go On World Tour, Starting in Las Vegas

The deceased performer will be entertaining a whole new generation of fans.

Read More

Adam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO]

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Adam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO]

On Thursday evening, Maroon 5 wowed the audience with a live performance of 'Animals'

Read More

Oops! Drake Confused Adam Silver for Donald Sterling

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Oops! Drake Confused Adam Silver for Donald Sterling

At the Toronto Raptors Drake night, Drake mixed up some important names.

Read More

Ambassador Dan Shapiro Urges U.S. Collaboration with Jerusalem College of Technology

December 19, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Ambassador Dan Shapiro Urges U.S. Collaboration with Jerusalem College of Technology

Shapiro visited the college for a private demonstration of several ground-breaking technologies developed by students

Read More

This British Politician Is Trying to Put an End to Racism & anti-Semitism on Twitter

December 19, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
This British Politician Is Trying to Put an End to Racism & anti-Semitism on Twitter

Luciana Berger, the subject of some 2,500 anti-Semitic tweets earlier this year, wants the platform to ban racist words

Read More

More Headlines