Wednesday, August 14, 2019

"A Moveable Feast" - The TV series

Now this is a show I could look forward to: Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast being adapted for for television. From the article:

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, along with the author's granddaughter, actress Mariel Hemingway, and producers John Goldstone and Marc Rosen are set to develop the memoir as a "Hemingway origin story." No outlet is attached yet, nor is there a writer to adapt the project.

Rosen (Sense8) brought the project to Village Roadshow. The potential series would follow the young Hemingway as a poor but ambitious young journalist and writer in Paris in the 1920s, where he lived with wife Hadley Richardson, and encountered the likes of Aleister Crowley; John Dos Passos; F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald; James Joyce; Ezra Pound; and Gertrude Stein - and before he became famous.

I reviewed (and loved on) A Moveable Feast here.

I've always gotten the feeling that Mariel is protective of the Hemingway legacy, so I'm feeling really hopeful about this. Casting will be interesting (and crucial) but again, if this happens, I think (hope) Mariel will make sure it gets done right. It's only in the early developmental stages but I really hope this happens.

The title comes from a Hemingway quote: "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."

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