F. Scott Fitzgerald Brad Pitt
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald made some serious money, but had little real success as a screenwriter during his time in Hollywood. His only screen credit was for the drama “Three Comrades,” in 1938.
Decades later, Fitzgerald’s storytelling is very much in demand in Tinseltown. A movie based on Fitzgerald’s 1922 short story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” is coming out in December. It stars Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button who is born in his eighties and ages backwards! Life gets complicated when he falls in love with a young woman.
Fitzgerald’s estate has deals for other projects as well. Fox reportedly has renegotiated an option for Fitzgerald’s novel, “Tender is the Night.”
Also, “The Pat Hobby Stories” have been optioned. Fitzgerald wrote the collection of 17 short stories about a down-and-out screenwriter trying to break back into show business in 1939 and 1940.
Fitzgerald died after a series of heart attacks in December of 1940, while working on his Hollywood novel, “The Love of the Last Tycoon.” He was only 44.
Fitzgerald is considered one of the great American writers of the 20th Century.
More details on the Publishers Weekly website.