Eleanor the Great: Scarlett Johansson Directorial Debut Cast Revealed

Eleanor the Great
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The cast of Eleanor the Great — the feature directorial debut of iconic actress Scarlett Johansson — has been set, and it features an Oscar-nominated actress.

Variety has reported that the cast of Eleanor the Great will include Oscar-nominated actress June Squibb, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Hecht, and Erin Kellyman. The film, which was written by Tory Kamen, follows the character Eleanor Morgenstein — played by Squibb — who moves back to New York from Florida in order to rebuild her life after her best friend passes away.

In addition to directing, Johansson is set to produce the movie alongside Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn for These Pictures, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler for Maven Screen Media, and Kara Durrett and Jessamine Burgum for Pinky Promise for Pinky Promise.

Eleanor the Great will receive a theatrical release at a currently unknown date in the future, with Sony Pictures Classics and TriStar Pictures partnering for said release.

What else has Scarlett Johansson done?

Johansson previously directed and wrote the short film These Vagabond Shoes in 2009. She also executive produced the 2011 documentary The Whale and the 2021 Marvel Studios film Black Widow. She is currently producing the romantic comedy Project Artemis, which is set to release on July 12, 2024.

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