According to a recent announcement, Jennifer Lawrence is set to play the lead, Zelda Fitzgerald, in an upcoming biopic currently titled Zelda.
Zelda is based on the Nancy Milford’s best-selling biography Zelda, which served as the inspiration for the screenplay which was written by Emma Frost. Zelda was the wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his indispensable muse and fiercest competitor. Desperate to define herself through her own art, the film explores the question: Can love exist between creative equals? Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Fitzgerald was dubbed by her husband as “the first American Flapper,” but her life descended into madness (she was diagnosed with schizophrenia).
The drama is being developed by Ron Howard who is rumored to also be directing. Allison Shearmur is producing the project with Brian Oliver. Lawrence and producing partner Justine Ciarrocchi also will serve as producers.
There is currently no release date or anticipated production schedule yet.