Movie directors like to pretend like what they do is hard, but it can’t be that hard. Clearly. Since Scarlett Fucking Johansson is doing it. From /Film:
Scarlett Johansson veered into directing in 2009 with These Vagabond Shoes, a short black and white film that starred Kevin Bacon as a man in search of a hot dog. The short was intended, by Johansson, to be part of the New York, I Love You omnibus film, but ended up being cut. (Producers said the short was cut because it was in black and white, while the rest of the film was in color, and didn’t feature an “interpersonal relationship” as did the other tales.)
Now Johansson is going to direct a feature based on a Truman Capote story.
The film will be Summer Crossing, an adaptation of the once-lost first novella by Truman Capote. Tristine Skyler, a screenwriter and playwright, is scripting. The plot goes like so: “Set in New York during the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young carefree socialite, Grady, who must make serious decisions about the romance she is dangerously pursuing and the effect it will have on everyone involved.”
When I first heard that Scarlett Johansson was directing a movie I was like, why would they let her direct a movie? But I didn’t know about her black and white short film about A MAN TRYING TO FIND A HOT DOG. I get it now. R.I.P. Steven Spielberg. Pack it up. Go to bed. You’re finished. Scarlett Johansson is here. Directing everything. HEY, MATTHEW LILLARD, YOU WANT TO DIRECT A MOVIE, TOO? YOU CAN! ANYBODY ELSE? HOW ABOUT YOU FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILD WITH FUDGE ALL OVER HIS FINGERS? SIT IN THIS FOLD OUT CHAIR AND SCREAM A LOT. HERE’S YOUR OSCAR.