The beautiful Keira Knightley will play the role of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in The Beautiful and the Damned, an upcoming biopic movie directed by John Curran and based on a script by Hanna Weg. The film will show Zelda’s relation with her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald, the famous writer who wrote The Great Gatsby (you may have seen the recent movie adaptation of one of his short novels, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
Here below a first teaser poster of The Beautiful and the Damned (fan made?):
“The true story of Zelda Fitzgerald (and her famous husband Scott), the Jazz Age icons who lived large, soared high and crashed very hard.”
The couple were described as embodiements of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties: young, rich, beautiful, and energetic. The film title comes from F. Scott Fitzgerald second novel in which the writer tells the story of a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon’s fortune, the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. Well, the book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald’s relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald. So the movie title was well chosen!
Toward the end of the novel, Fitzgerald even references himself via a character who is a novelist:
There is no denying that those artists love to have complicated lifes… Well it give good material for movies like The Beautiful and the Damned!