Oscar-nominated actress Florence Pugh is about to star in an upcoming Netflix adaptation of John Steinbeck’s basic novel East of Eden.
As first reported by Deadline, actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan (Clickbait) is writing and government producing the restricted collection, with Pugh hooked up to co-produce alongside starring. Nameless Content material and Endeavor Content material will co-produce the venture, which is claimed to be nonetheless in early improvement.
East of Eden particulars the lives of two households, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven tales. In accordance with Deadline, the collection is anticipated to discover the novel’s themes of trauma and restore, love and betrayal, and responsibility and free will. It should painting an intimate portrait of the Trask household in opposition to the backdrop of giant historic forces.
“I fell in love with East of Eden after I first learn it, in my teenagers. Since then, adapting Steinbeck’s novel — the nice, sprawling, three-generational entirety of it — has been my dream,” mentioned Kazan (by way of Deadline), whose grandfather, Elia Kazan, directed the James Dean-starring 1955 movie adaptation of the well-known novel.
“Greater than something, I’ve wished to offer full expression to the novel’s astonishing, singular antiheroine, Cathy Ames,” she continued. “Florence Pugh is our dream Cathy; I can’t think about a extra thrilling actor to carry this character to life.”
Pugh had her huge break in 2019, starring as skilled wrestler Paige within the biographical sports activities movie Combating with My Household, the despondent Dani within the horror film Midsommar, and Amy March within the interval drama Little Ladies. She obtained Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for her position within the latter. Extra just lately, she starred as Yelena Belova / Black Widow within the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movie Black Widow and the Disney+ miniseries Hawkeye.
“Penning this restricted collection during the last two years has been the inventive highpoint of my life,” mentioned Kazan, who beforehand penned the movies Ruby Sparks and Wildlife. “I hope that with our companions at Netflix, Nameless Content material, and Endeavor Content material, we are able to do justice to this materials — and shed new gentle on it for a Twenty first-century viewers.”
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