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Scarlett Johansson set for first TV series regular role in 'Just Cause'

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Scarlett Johansson is set to star in a Prime Video limited series called "Just Cause." File Photo Jim Ruymen/UPI
Scarlett Johansson is set to star in a Prime Video limited series called "Just Cause." File Photo Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in and executive produce the Prime Video adaptation of John Katzenbach's novel, Just Cause.

This marks Johansson's first major television acting role.

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She will play a Florida reporter contacted by a death row prison inmate who insists he is innocent.

No other casting has been announced yet.

Christy Hall is writing and executive producing the limited series. She previously co-developed the Netflix series, I Am Not Okay With This.

A 1995 film version of Katzenbach's book starred Sean Connery, Blair Underwood, Laurence Fishburne, Ed Harris, Ruby Dee and Kate Capshaw.

Johansson had one of her first movie roles in the project when she was 10, playing the daughter of Connery's character.

Moments from Scarlett Johansson's career

Scarlett Johansson takes a photo with fans at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Lost in Translation" at the Elgin Theater in Toronto, on September 5, 2003. Johansson went on to win the BAFTA award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role in "Lost in Translation." Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

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