Scarlett Johansson wants to be more than an actor. In 2009 she directed a short called These Vagabond Shoes, which was about a man (Kevin Bacon) in search of a hot dog. It was supposed to be one of the shorts featured in the film New York, I Love You, but producers cut it because it was in black and white and didn’t feature an interpersonal relationship.
That didn’t stop Johansson. She’s getting back in the director’s chair with Summer Crossing, which is based on a story by Truman Capote. The story takes place in 1945 and is about a young socialite who must make serious decisions about the romance she’s dangerously pursuing and the effect it’ll have on everyone else. No word on whether Johansson will star as well, but she’s definitely directing it.
You can watch These Vagabond Shoes below. It’s certainly not bad, and she has some potential. It really doesn’t mesh with the rest of New York, I Love You so I can see why it was cut. [Variety via Slashfilm]