Scarlett Johansson is taking on her first lead role in a TV series, starring and serving as executive producer on Amazon’s Prime Video’s limited series ‘Just Cause’, based on a 1992 novel by John Katzenbach.
The novel was previously adapted for a 1995 feature film starring Sean Connery, and Johansson, in one of her first movie roles, played the daughter of Connery’s character.The series version of Just Cause will center on Madison “Madi” Cowart (Johansson), a reporter for a Florida newspaper who’s assigned to cover the final days of a death row inmate and comes to believe the prisoner’s claims of innocence.
Johansson is currently filming Project Artemis for Apple TV+ and also has Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City and Kristin Scott Thomas’ My Mother’s Wedding coming soon.
Scarlett Johansson To Headline & EP ‘Just Cause’ In TV Debut; Amazon Orders Limited Series Penned By Christy Hall
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