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Scarlett Johansson to direct Capote film

Scarlett Johansson is to make her directorial debut on a movie adaptation of a Truman Capote novella.

The actress will step behind the camera to bring Summer Crossing to the big screen, according to Variety.

Summer Crossing, believed to be Capote's first book, was thought to be lost for more than 50 years but was eventually published in 2005.

It tells the story of a teenage girl living in New York after World War II and her struggle to break away from her family and discover her own identity.