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‘American Fiction’ Director Cord Jefferson Boards Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Just Cause’ Amazon Series, John Wells to Co-Write!
2024/03/05

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Scarlett Johansson is set to star in her first major television role in the upcoming limited series "Just Cause," based on John Katzenbach's novel. Emmy winner Cord Jefferson will write and executive produce alongside acclaimed writer John Wells. The story follows Miami reporter Madison "Madi" Cowart, portrayed by Johansson, as she investigates a death row inmate's claims of innocence. This marks the second adaptation of "Just Cause," with Johansson having appeared in the 1995 film.

Jefferson, known for his work on "Watchmen" and "Succession," has an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

Wells, recognized for "ER" and "The West Wing," also has a deal with WBTV. Johansson's production company, These Pictures, leads the adaptation. Renowned for her roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and her Oscar-nominated performances, Johansson will executive produce alongside Jonathan Lia, Keenan Flynn, and Erin Jontow.

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