Scarlett Johansson directing Summer Crossing. Scarlett Johansson helming Summer Crossing (2014) answers the question of who will direct the Truman Capote film adaptation. Summer Crossing will be the first film that the actress ever directed. Scarlett Johansson loves Truman Capote’s work and feels privileged to be bringing his work to big screen: “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.”
On the people distributing and behind-the-scenes of Summer Crossing:
Aldamisa will sell international rights here at Cannes, and CAA will make the domestic distribution deal.
Oleg Boyko will co-finance the film along with Aldamisa. Boyko, also a producer on Frank Miller’s Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For 3D, and Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov will serve as producers on the film, along with Barry Spikings. Peter D. Graves will be exec producer
Summer Crossing‘s plot line: “A 17-year-old debutant 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.”
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