EXCLUSIVE: In her first primary foray into tv, Scarlett Johansson is ready to big name in and government produce Simply Reason, a mystery restricted sequence according to John Katzenbach’s 1992 novel. In an overly aggressive scenario, the mission, from author Christy Corridor (I’m No longer OK With This, Daddio), Johansson’s Those Footage banner and Warner Bros. TV, has landed at Amazon Studios with a straight-to-series order for High Video.
Within the TV adaptation, the ebook’s male protagonist, Miami newspaper editorial author Matt Cowart, is present process a gender switch, with Johansson enjoying the sequence’ feminine lead Madison “Madi” Cowart, a suffering reporter for a Florida newspaper despatched to hide the general days of an inmate on demise row.
Two-time Oscar-nominated Johannson has a private connection to the identify. At age 10, she gave the impression in Warner Bros.’ 1995 characteristic adaptation of Katzenbach’s ebook in simplest her 2nd movie position. She performed the daughter of the primary personality, who was once remodeled as Harvard legislation professor Paul Armstrong and was once performed through Sean Connery. (You’ll watch a scene between the 2 of them under)
Corridor government produces the Simply Reason restricted sequence along Johansson, Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn of Those Footage. Zara Duff, Head of Tv for Those Footage, is overseeing for the corporate. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.
The forged of the 1995 Simply Reason movie, directed through Arne Glimcher, additionally starred Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Ruby Dee and Ed Harris.
Those Footage is lately in manufacturing at the Greg Berlanti-directed Apple movie Undertaking Artemis, wherein Johansson additionally stars reverse Channing Tatum.
Johansson, who ended her tenure within the MCU together with her ultimate day out as Black Widow within the standalone Wonder movie, reprised her voice position as Ash within the Sing sequel. She can also be observed in Wes Anderson’s subsequent movie Asteroid Town. In TV, Johansson is understood for her 5 internet hosting stints on Saturday Night time Reside and extra appearances as Ivanka Trump. She additionally had a ordinary voiceover position on Robotic Rooster. Johansson is repped through CAA and Kevin Yorn at Yorn Levine.
Corridor, a LA-based playwright and screenwriter, co-developed and government produced the Netflix/21 Laps 2020 sequence I’m No longer OK With This, an adaptation of Charles Foreman’s graphic novel.
She is subsequent making her directorial debut with Daddio, which she tailored from her play of the similar identify. Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn big name within the film, which begins manufacturing this week. Corridor additionally wrote the English language remake of Joachim Trier’s movie Thelma, for FilmNation and Craig Gillespie, and in addition tailored Hang Again the Stars for Dan Cohen at 21 Laps and Lionsgate and Stephen King’s The Woman Who Beloved Tom Gordon for Vertigo and Village Roadshow. In TV, Corridor lately served as consulting manufacturer on Apple’s Servant and the impending Untitled Damien Chazelle. Corridor is repped through CAA, Grandview, and lawyer Miles Metcoff.
Justin Kroll contributed to this record.