Washington: Scarlett Johansson is all set to don the director`s hat with the film adaptation of Truman Capote`s unpublished novel `Summer Crossing`.
The movie will tell the story of a 17-year-old Protestant debutante, who begins an affair with a Jewish parking-lot attendant while her family vacations in Paris during the summer of 1945, Contactmusic reported.
The 28-year-old actress is confident that the project, which is currently being pitched to potential investors at Cannes, will be a success.
Johansson said in a statement that several years ago, she began working with the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skyler to adapt the book, which is an inspired early work of Truman`s which has long captured her heart.
She added that being able to bring this story to the screen, as her full-length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege.