Scarlett Johansson will make her directorial debut with Summer Crossing, an adaptation of Truman Capote‘s first novel.
The plot revolves around 17-year-old girl opts out of her parents’ Parisian travels, to foster a romance with a Jewish valet parking attendant in the middle of a 1945 summer NYC heat wave.
“Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skylar to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman’s which has long captured my heart,” Johansson said. “Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full-length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege.”
Shooting will begin early next year.