Scarlett Johansson has been lined up to take the lead in the new Amazon limited series ‘Just Cause.’
Based on the John Katzenbach novel of the same name, the story centres on Miami reporter Matt Cowart. Insiders on the project have hinted that Johansson will play a female version of the character named Madison “Madi” Cowart. In the book, Cowart receives a letter from a death row inmate who claims to be innocent. As the investigation unfolds, the case against the inmate proves to be shaky, and other horrors are lurking in the background.
Christy Hall will write and executive produce with Johansson executive producing under her These Pictures banner. Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn of These Pictures will also executive produce, with These Pictures’ head of TV, Zara Duff, overseeing the project. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
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Back in 1995, the story had been adapted for the big screen with Sean Connery, Blair Underwood, Laurence Fishburne, Ed Harris, Ruby Dee, and Kate Capshaw starring.
As well as her work as Marvel’s Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow, Johansson has also starred in ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ She is also known for her work in films like ‘Lost in Translation,’ ‘Her,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ and ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona.’