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Scarlett Johansson to star in new show 'Custom of the Country'

Johansson will play socialite Undine Spragg in the period drama that will follow her "ruthless [and] unscrupulous" rise to New York's high society.

By Veronica Linares
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Scarlett Johansson to star in new show 'Custom of the Country'
Scarlett Johansson. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson is moving to television.

The 29-year-old new mom is set to star and executive produce a new Sony TV series titled Custom of the Country. The show is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton's 1913 novel of the same name and will be adapted for the small screen by British screenwriter Christopher Hampton, Deadline reports.

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Johansson will play socialite Undine Spragg in the period drama that will follow her "ruthless [and] unscrupulous" rise to New York's high society. The eight-episode series is said to be "about to hit the marketplace" and is being eyed for a cable run.

The role will mark Johansson's first major television project.

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