Scarlett Johansson comes to TV for Custom of the Country limited series

Scarlett Johansson Custom of the Country

The trend of movie stars lending their talents to the small screen continues with the news that Sony Pictures TV will team up with Scarlett Johansson for an upcoming 8-episode limited series adaptation the Edith Wharton novel “Custom of the Country”. While the series doesn’t have a network yet, it’s only a matter of time when you have a beauty like Johansson attached.

From Deadline:

Custom Of The Country is described as a scathing story of ambition featuring one of the most ruthless heroines in literature, Undine Spragg, who will be played by Scarlett Johansson in her first major TV role. Undine is as unscrupulous as she is magnetically beautiful. Her rise to the top of New York’s high society from her nouveau riche roots provides a provocative and thoroughly modern commentary on the upwardly mobile and the aspirations that eventually cause their ruin.

Wharton (“The Age Of Innocence”) is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and Johansson is Johansson so this might be a win-win for a few different types of audiences out there. While it might sound a little dry to some, I’ll point out that I thought the same about Downton Abbey (said to be inspired by Custom Of The Country) and now I can’t get enough of that TV series.

Has anyone read “Custom of the Country” by choice or perhaps you were forced by your school?

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Source: Deadline

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