In 1995, a year old Carrie Johansson stars alongside Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw in one of her earliest screen roles: Katie, Arne Glimcher’s Angelic Daughter in Just Cause , a grim crime thriller based on John Katzenbach’s 1992 title of the same name novel, in which the grizzled Scottish actor plays a man trying to overturn the conviction of a death-row inmate (Blair Underwood), who insists he was wrongly charged with the murder of a prolific Serial Killer (Ed Harris).
Now, the 38 year old, two-time Oscar nominated industry stalwart is back: November 10, Deadline has revealed that she will star and executive produce a new limited-edition Amazon Prime adaptation of the same book. What are the key differences? This time around, she’ll take center stage as the story’s hero, jaded Miami reporter Matt Cowart, is rewritten as Madison “Maddy” Cowart.
This will be the actor’s first foray into television (she previously played Ivanka on Saturday Night Live Trump, and made a cameo as herself in Entourage), a project to be penned by Christy Hall as Sophia Lillis Lillis, co-creator of the adult comedy I’m not happy with it . It’s unclear how far the plot will deviate from the source material, and aside from the gender swap, supporting roles are still to be cast, though Johansson’s involvement is sure to draw in more A-list stars.
Good news for fans who missed her on the big and small screens this year – she was last seen in 1995’s Black Widow , who has since filed a lawsuit against Disney, claiming that the blockbuster’s simultaneous release on Disney+ violated a clause in her contract that required the film An exclusive theatrical release, which would net her additional box office profits. The two parties reached an undisclosed settlement that fall.