It will be a historic first time for Scarlett Johansson, with a sweet look at her past: the actress and ex interpreter of the Marvel universe will in fact be the protagonist of a mini TV series. For its small screen debut he chose Just causebased on the 1992 novel by John Katzenbach.
According to what was reported by Deadlinesthe actress will also executive produce the project along with her label These Pictures and Warner Bros., for a limited series which will come directly on Prime Video. The TV adaptation will apparently turn the tables on making Johansson the female lead of The right cause.
Instead of Miami reporter Matt Cowart, the series will follow Madison “Madi” Cowart, a reporter grappling with a tiring career and sent to follow the last days of a prisoner on death row. The twice nominated for an Oscarcuriously, has a deep connection with this story.
In 1995, when she was only 10 years old, she appeared in the adaptation of Katzenbach’s book directed by Arne Glimcher: here she played the daughter of one of the main characters, namely Harvard law professor Paul Armstrong – played by none other than Sean Connery. In the cast of that film there were also Laurence FishburneKate Capshaw, Ruby Dee e Ed Harris.
This is the second film in the filmography of the actress after Parents Wanted from Rob Reinerfrom 1994. Later, the career of the actress turned thanks to films such as Lost in Translation of 2003, Match Points from Woody Allen (who directed her in Scoop And Vicky, Cristina Barcelona) and then the role of Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His latest film released in theaters is Own Black Widowwith which he said goodbye to the character.
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