Cannes, France — Scarlett Johansson will make her directorial debut with an adaptation of Truman Capote’s first novel, “Summer Crossing.”

A publicist for the “Avengers” actress confirmed that Johansson will direct the long-lost book. “Summer Crossing” wasn’t published until 2005, after the manuscript was recovered.

Financing for the film was assembled in Cannes. Capote’s novel is about a 17-year-old debutante who, during a summer alone in 1945 New York, strikes up a romance with a Jewish valet parking attendant.

The 28-year-old Johansson next appears in the independent film, “Don Juan,” in which she co-stars with writer-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt.