Aldamisa International is launching sales at the EFM on Scarlett Johansson’s previously announced directorial debut, set to commence production in New York this summer.

The Truman Capote adaptation centres on a 17-year-old debutante who opts out of her parents’ Parisian travels to foster a romance with a Jewish valet parking attendant in 1945 New York.

“I am so excited to bring Summer Crossing off the page and on the screen as my directorial debut,” said Johansson.

“As a story that follows a love story for the lost generation of a Post-war America, I feel Truman’s words are more relevant today than ever before.”

Aldamisa International evp of international Eric Min and director of international Samantha Peel will be meeting with buyers in Berlin.

Barry Spikings will produce alongside Stacey Sher, Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov and Tessela Production’s Oleg Boyko. Peter Graves, Jason Van Eman and Ben McConley serve as executive producers. CAA represents US rights.