Actress Scarlett Johansson is set to make her directorial debut with Summer's Crossing, an adaptation of Truman Capote's novella.

Tristine Skyler is adapting the novella, which Truman Capote wrote in the 1940s. The book was lost for more than 50 years before being discovered and published in 2006. The story centers on an 18-year-old girl who runs away from her wealthy, elitist family to discover her own path in life.

Barry Spikings (The Deer Hunter) is producing alongside Peter D. Graves. The Truman Capote Literary Trust's Alan Schwartz is also producing.

It isn't known when production may begin on Summer's Crossing.