Saturday, November 26, 2011

SUMMER CROSSING (Scar-Jo to Direct)

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson has got a big year ahead. She will be appearing in Cameron Crowe’s We Bought A Zoo, Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi Under The Skin and a little something called The Avengers.

However, the Beautiful talent actress will be stepping behind the camera, and taking the directorial chair on Summer Crossing.

The film is an adaptation of Truman Capote’s first novel of the same name, set in New York in 1945. The story follows Grady, a 17-year-old Protestant from a wealthy family, as she enters a passionate (and somewhat controversial) affair with a Jewish parking attendant.

“It’s about that first love you have that’s sort of vicious, in a sense,” Johansson told Vanity Fair. “It’s a hard sell because it’s a period film, it takes place in New York, and there’s no room for a big name. We’ll see. Fingers crossed.”

The star also revealed that she won’t be appearing in the film herself, and will instead be focusing on the business of pointing the camera. However, despite the confidence required to get this one off the ground, Johansson has also spoken of the doubts that plagued her ahead of We Bought A Zoo.

“I went into We Bought A Zoo and I didn’t know how to do it, exactly,” she said. “I had ideas and things I wanted to do, but I was a little bit raw. I felt out of practice and a bit exposed. I was feeling very protective of myself. But Cameron’s world was very welcoming.”

Summer Crossing is expected to arrive in 2014.

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