Reports from Deadline have been released stating Scarlett Johansson has signed on for her first major TV series, it will be distributed by Amazon Studios. The series adaptation is of ‘Just Cause’, based on John Katzenbach’s 1992 novel. ‘Just Cause’ was previously adapted in 1995, for a feature film starring Sean Connery. Funny enough that same film also starred Scarlett Johansson back then.
‘Just Cause’ is written and executive produced by Christy Hall. The limited series will star Johansson in the lead role of Madison Cowart, a struggling reporter for a Florida newspaper sent to cover the final days of an inmate on death row. The character is originally a male editorial writer in the novel.