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Scarlett Johannson to Star In, EP Sony TV Event Series ‘Custom of the Country’

Eight-episode period drama is based on Edith Wharton’s 1913 novel of the same name

Another big-name talent is coming to the small screen.

Scarlett Johannson is set to star in and executive produce Sony TV’s limited-run series “Custom of the Country,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

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The eight-episode period drama is based on Edith Wharton’s 1913 novel of the same name. The book follows Undine Spragg, a Midwestern girl who attempts to climb the social ladder in New York City society and beyond.

The show will be penned by British playwright and screenwriter Christopher Hampton, who had previously written the screenplay as a feature-length script, which was published in a 2002 collection.

The short series is expected to be sold to a cable network.