Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Upcoming 'Zelda' Movie? Film To Focus On Zelda Fitzgerald's Tragic Life

Jennifer Lawrence is now currently shooting a movie with director Ron Howard. The film's title is "Zelda," the first name of the wife of the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, the brain behind "The Great Gatsby". Lawrence has been rumored to be interested in doing a film about Zelda's life. The tragic and troubled life of Fitzgerald's wife is a rich subject that can be portrayed dramatically on the big screen.

The Film Will Trace Zelda's Life Upon Meeting Her Future Husband

The movie will trace Zelda's life from meeting to marrying F. Scott. It will go on to portray her challenges in asserting her person in the 1920s, at the time called The Jazz Age. The movie will be directed by Ron Howard whose previous credits are "A Beautiful Mind" and "Inferno."

Emma Frost is set to write the film's screenplay. Her previous works include TV cable dramas that included "The Man in the High Castle," "Shameless," and "The White Queen." Lawrence, together with Brian Oliver and Justine Ciarrochi will produce the film. The trio has been concentrating lately on biopics of famous people in the recent past.

The Book "Zelda" Catalyzed The Film Project

A report from Hollywood Report said that it was the best-selling biography titled "Zelda" by Nancy Milford that inspired the producers to transform the story into a film. The book's setting is the Jazz Age. Most people are not familiar with Zelda but will be surprised to know that she's the wife of "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The "Zelda" that Jennifer Lawrence will portray was a tragic figure because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia in Paris and thereon spent almost the rest of her life in sanitariums. Her romance with F. Scott was not ideal but troublesome. Their relationship eventually ended when her husband died a drunkard. She also died a tragic death. Watch the teaser trailer below.

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