Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson has been ready to take her talents behind the camera, too.

And this summer, the 28-year-old actress will make her directorial debut with Summer Crossing, an adaptation of Truman Capote's novel, her rep confirmed to E! News Thursday.

The book, published more than 20 years after Capote's 1984 death, tells the story of a teenage debutante, circa 1945, who chooses to romance a Jewish parking attendant in New York City rather than travel with her parents to Paris.

Per Deadline, the manuscript was thrown in the trash by the author and uncovered by an apartment custodian, who held onto it. It resurfaced in 2004 and was published the next year.

Johansson explained her interest in this project, saying, "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...Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full-length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege."

Variety first reported in 2011 that Johansson was attached to Summer Crossing, but it's exciting to see that the wheels are really in motion now!

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