John Curran looking to adapt film with Leonardo DiCaprio and Keira

Leonardo DiCaprio and Keira Knightley for the first time on screen this is certainly big.

Leonardo DiCaprio

There has been resurgence in thoughts that involve F.Scott Fitzgerald biopic in the last couple of years. Now there has finally been some big developments in casting for this films. Leonardo DiCaprio and Keira Knightley are about to sign on the dotted line for this one.

The Fitzgeralds were icons of Jazz age in the 20s and are famous for their illustrious erratic lifestyles. Both died relatively young in their 40s, leaving behind a legacy despite failing when first released, The Great Gatsby is now an out and out classic.

The film’s title will derived from Fitzgerald’s second novel called The Beautiful and Damned. It will tell the story of a Jazz socialite, his relationship with wife Gloria and his alcoholism, which draws from Fitzgerald’s own life. Hanna Weg’s script will focus on the couple’s turbulent marriage and their darker days including Zelda’s struggles with schizophrenia. Their travels to Paris and the French Riviera are also reported to be involved with Croatia substituting for said location.

DiCaprio has been rumored for the role since early in the film’s development. The role will be akin to something he played in Aviator. Leonardo DiCaprio will look kind of good in shots from the French Riveira.

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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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