Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
James Wan Directing The Conjuring Sequel
He's headed back to horror
Kim Basinger Joins The Nice Guys
As a corrupt chief justice
John Carter Could Return To Mars
As Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. takes the rights back from Disney
Natalie Dormer Ventures Into The Forest
She's set for the supernatural thriller
Re-Release Trailer For 2001: A Space Odyssey
Daisy, Daisy....
Magic Faraway Tree Film Planned
Sam Mendes is producing an Enid Blyton adaptation
Patrick Stewart Enters The Green Room
He'll play a white supremacist
Meryl Streep Heads For Florence
Hugh Grant also aboard Stephen Frears' latest
Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song
Viggo Mortensen breathes a sigh of relief
Sean Bean Set For The Martian
Get your 'when does he die?' jokes out now...
Conjuring Sequel Delayed Until 2016
Another New Line horror will take its place in 2015
Eli Roth Gets Cabin Fever Again
Producing a remake of his 2002 original
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 September 2014
Alden Ehrenreich In Talks For Hail Caesar!
He's up for the Coen brothers' latest
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Lucy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Chef (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Under The Skin (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Her (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Scarlett Johansson To Make Her Directorial Debut With Summer Crossing
Scarlett Johansson To Make Her Directorial Debut With Summer Crossing
Adapting the 'lost' Truman Capote novel

17 May 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Screen Daily

submit to reddit

Scarlett Johansson

First mooted at least two years ago, Scarlett Johansson's long-held ambition to bring Truman Capote's Summer Crossing to the screen has finally come to fruition. Production company Aldamisa Entertainment has announced at Cannes that they've signed up to shepherd the project, which will be Johansson's debut as a director. Whether she'll also appear in front of the camera isn't yet clear.

Summer Crossing was Truman Capote's first novel, written in the late 1940s. It involves a middle-class New York teenager left home alone for a sweltering summer in 1945 while her parents are in France. Free to do what she wants any old time, she starts an affair with a Jewish parking attendent, which leads to marriage. But the class divide proves a tough one to navigate, and there's tragedy on the road ahead.

Capote claimed to have destroyed the book in a fit of ruthless self-editing sometime in the early '50s, but the story goes that it was rescued from the trash, along with numerous other Capote papers, by one of his Brooklyn neighbours. The collection was acquired and curated, decades later, by the New York Public Library, and Summer Crossing was finally published, 21 years after the author's death, in 2005.

“Several years ago," says Johnansson, "I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skyler [Innocence] to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman’s which has long captured my heart. Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege.”

Production is currently pencilled in for the first half of 2014.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Justin Lin On Fast & Furious 6's Credit Sting
Warning: contains huge spoilers, intriguing details
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Good luck Scarlett,sure it will be amazing...... More

Posted by DanielCallaway at 13:03 on 18 May 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)