“Summer Crossing”, an adaptation of Truman Capote’s lost novella, is headed for the bigscreen as the directorial debut of Scarlett Johansson.
Project’s being produced by Barry Spikings, who won an Oscar for “The Deer Hunter,” and executive produced by Peter D. Graves in conjunction with the Truman Capote Literary Trust and its trustee Alan Schwartz.
Screenwriter and New York playwright Tristine Skyler is adapting the Capote novella.
“Summer Crossing” novella is set in New York when Gotham was emerging from the trauma of World War II and centers on an 18-year-old girl breaking free of her rich, smothering, family to discover her own identity and sexuality.
“Summer Crossing” was written by Capote during the 1940s and then lost for half a century before it was recovered and published.
Johannson told Women’s Wear Daily in September that she planned to direct the movie. She’ll be seen next in “We Bought a Zoo,” “Under the Skin” and “The Avengers.”
Scarlett Johansson and her best friend music songwriter Jessie Baylin were spotted on the Manhattan Bridge on December 1 shooting Jessie’s upcoming video ‘Hurry, Hurry’. The longtime friends, who have known each other since they were 14, will collaborate on Jessie’s new video as Johansson is directing the music clip.
This will be her second time directing as she already directed the shortfilm ‘These Vagabond Shoes’ starring Kevin Bacon.
-“Hurry Hurry” by Jessie Baylin > Shooting in Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan – Dec. 1
Sooo finally! Scarlett’s shortfilm These Vagabond Shoes starring Kevin Bacon is out, and I personally loved it. It’s a shame that the only verison we have it’s in russian but our girl Anthrax from the forum translated it for us, if you’re interested you can see the translation in spanish/english here*. Enjoy, and please leave all your opinions!
These Vagabond Shoes (click to watch)
Scarlett Johansson wants to direct her own major movie soon.
She proudly showed off her directorial debut – These Vagabond’s Shoes – at the LA Shorts Fest 09, and she gushed: “It was exciting to be on that side of the camera.
“I’m hoping it will lead to a feature.”
The actress also described her first experience of directing as an “amuse-bouche”.
“I really got to work with the best of the best but in a really short and sweet kind of way. It was the perfect first taste,” she said.
And despite rising to fame in front of cameras, Scarlett confessed she’s hankered after trying out directing since she was a child.
“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was probably 12 years old – it was very exciting for me to sample it,” she said.
I’ve added over 200 more photos of Scarlett at last night’s LA Shorts Fest including some from the Q&A session after the viewing. Since my posting last night, I have also learned that Scarlett’s dress was designed by Prada.
As previously announced, Scarlett is at tonight’s opening gala for the Los Angeles Shorts Fest. I’ve added the first very small batch of photos to the gallery and all I have to say is o…m…g. My jaw literally dropped. She looks amazing! She’s wearing a cream colored knee length dress and tan peep toes. She has obviously just gotten her hair cut and colored as it is much shorter and much lighter than what we saw in Madrid just last week. Very glamorous and very old Hollywood. Love it! This has my vote for best look in 2009 so far. How about you guys?
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