‘Just Cause’: Scarlett Johansson To Lead Amazon Limited Series Based on John Katzenbach Novel

Scarlett Johannson

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in a Amazon limited series adaptation of the John Katzenbach novel ‘Just Cause’. Amazon has given the project a straight-to-series order. It will mark Johansson’s first major television role. This will mark the second time ‘Just Cause’ has been adapted for the screen.

The book was previously turned into a film in 1995 starring Sean Connery, Blair Underwood, Laurence Fishburne, Ed Harris, Ruby Dee, and Kate Capshaw. Johansson is best known for her work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which she played Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow. Read on to know more about ‘Just Cause’.

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Everything To Know About ‘Just Cause’

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is all set to star in the upcoming Amazon limited series ‘Just Cause’. It is an adaptation of the John Katzenbach novel. Originally published in 1992, ‘Just Cause’ centers on Miami reporter Matt Cowart. According to an individual with knowledge of the production, Johansson will be playing 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, not only does the case against the inmate prove to be shaky, but other horrors are lurking in the background. This will mark the second time “Just Cause” has been adapted for the screen.

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What Is Scarlett Johansson Up To?

Florence and Scarlett in "The Black Widow"
Florence and Scarlett Johansson in “The Black Widow”

Johansson is best known for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has played the role in eight films, since 2010’s ‘Iron Man 2’. Most recent was the standalone ‘Black Widow’ film that was released in 2021. She is also a two-time Oscar nominee for both actress and best supporting actress.

The former was for her role in ‘Marriage Story’ and the latter for her role in ‘Jojo Rabbit’. She is also known for her work in films like ‘Lost in Translation’, ‘Her’, ‘Ghost in the Shell’, and ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’. Johansson is also the executive producer of ‘Just Cause’ under her These Pictures banner.

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