Jazz Age at the Movies

According to the latest rumors, Carey Mulligan is now the lead contender to play Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s version of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Earlier bets were on Scarlett Johansson, but she is now set to star in a movie based on a much more recent book, We Bought a Zoo (Weinstein Books, 2008), directed by Cameron Crowe.

Meanwhile, a movie based on fellow jazz age writer Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Garden of Eden, was recently scheduled for release in the U.S. on Dec 10,  in a bid for Oscar attention.

Hemingway did not publish The Garden of Eden in his lifetime, abandoning it after 15 years of work. It was edited and released in 1986, years after his death. It is said to be based on Hemingway’s honeymoon with his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.

Official Movie Web Site: GardenofEdenMovie.com

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