Scarlett Johansson Direct Upcoming Film “Eleanor the Great:” Scarlett Johansson is a renowned name in the film industry. The actress is popularly known for her role as Black Widow in Marvel films. Though being a part of the MCU plays a significant role in elevating her acting career, the actress has never failed to showcase her versatility by performing varied genre roles. Now, she is expanding her horizons by switching her role from on-screen to behind the camera.

Scarlett Johansson is all set to helm the camera for the first time

Johansson is officially making her feature directorial debut in the upcoming drama film titled “Eleanor the Great.” According to  Variety, the actress is all set with the development of the film, as she has sorted the most crucial elements for the film. These crucial elements are the first four actors finalized, who will be joining the film. The cast so far finalized includes the Oscar-nominated actor of “Nebraska,” June Squibb, who will be playing the titular character of Eleanor Morgenstein. This will mark Squibb’s second recent starring role, following the upcoming comedy film “Thelma,” which had its world premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

The rest of the cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Broadway veteran Jessica Hecht, and Erin Kellyman. The details about the characters played by these actors are not yet revealed. However, this will mark the reunion of Hecht and Scarlett Johansson, as they have previously worked together in the 2010 Broadway revival of “A View from the Bridge.”

Directed by Johansson, the film is penned by Tory Kamen, which was initially titled “Eleanor, Invisible.” The film follows the story of a nonagenarian, Eleanor, who is trying to rebuild her life after the death of her best friend. Subsequently, she moves back to New York City after living in Florida for decades. It is produced by the “Black Widow” star Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn for These Pictures, alongside Pinky Promise’s Kara Durrett and Jessamine Burgum and Maven Screen Media’s Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler. Wayfarer Studios’ Justin Baldoni, Steve Sarowitz, Jamey Heath, and Andrew Calof are also serving as executive producers, along with Content Engineer Ezra Gabay and Raj Kishor Khaware.

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“Eleanor the Great” is under production, and its release date is yet to be revealed. Since Johansson has shifted her focus to filmmaking, does this mean that she won’t be starring in films now? Nah, how can someone move past something they are best at? Johansson is undeniably an incredible actress, and she continues to charm the audience with his acting skills.

Apart from her directorial debut, Johansson is attached to several other projects in which she will either perform or produce. Her two upcoming movies are on the track to mark its release this year. She will soon be seen starring opposite Channing Tatum in the upcoming romantic comedy “Project Artemis,” which is expected to arrive in theaters on July 12.

Besides showcasing her acting talent, Johansson will also be lending her voice to an Autobot in Paramount Pictures’ animated prequel “Transformers One,” which premieres on Sept. 13.

In addition, there are several other projects she is attached to, so fans get a lot to see Johansson in her upcoming projects.

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