Scarlett Johansson Makes Her Major Television Debut
Scarlett Johansson played the couple’s sweet daughter in the movie Just Cause, which was based on John Katzenbach’s crime thriller novel of the same name.
Scarlett was 10 years old at the time. Deadline says that the 38-year-old Oscar hopeful and Hollywood star is going back to her roots by starring in and executive producing a new TV version of the book for Amazon Studios.
In the 1995 movie, Connery plays a man who is trying to clear the name of a death row inmate (Blair Underwood) who he thinks was framed for murder by a serial killer.
In the new series, Johansson will play the male lead, whose name has been changed from Matt in the book to Madison “Madi” Cowart.
The script will be written by Christy Hall, who also made the movies I Am Not Okay With This with Sophia Lillis and Daddio with Dakota Johnson. The rest of the cast hasn’t been named yet, but Johansson’s participation makes it likely that some other big names will be added.
This is also Johansson’s first major role on TV. Her move to television, as one of the few remaining true movie stars, shows that television roles are becoming more important than ever.
Last month, Johansson talked about her long and successful career on Dax Shephard’s podcast, Armchair Expert. She said that being overly objectified throughout her career made her feel stuck in a certain type of role.
“Everyone thought I was older and had been acting for a long time.” Johansson said, “I was called this crazy hypersexualized thing.”
“I thought I was done with my work. It was like they were saying, “This is the kind of career you have and these are the roles you’ve played.” “Is this it?” I thought.”
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