Bibliophiles rejoice as American author Ernest Hemingway’s novel ‘A Moveable Feast’ has a television series adaptation in the works.
The series will be produced by Village Roadshow Entertainment Group as well as Hemingway’s granddaughter Mariel Hemingway who previously earned a best actress nomination from the Academy Awards. Other producers include John Goldstone and Marc Rosen. Producers are still in search of someone to pen the show’s script.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the show will highlight the origin story of the iconic American author. Hemingway started out as a poor and ambitious journalist back in his youth in the 1920s. ‘A Moveable Feast’ details the author’s accounts as an apprentice in Paris.
Hemingway’s memoir contains personal accounts, observations and short stories from the other. It also features a slew of notable figures and fellow authors including Aleister Crowley, John Dos Passos, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Sylvia Beach, Hilaire Belloc, Wyndham Lewis, Pascin, Ezra Pound, Evan Shipman, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Hermann von Wedderkop, Ford Madox Ford and James Joyce.
Mariel Hemingway recounts that her grandfather’s memoir was her favorite book to read since she was an 11-year-old girl. She tells of her father who took her to Paris to revisit her famous grandfather’s origins. “I want to reveal on film the coming of age story that has captivated readers and burgeoning writers for several decades,” Hemingway said as per Deadline.
The book was distributed by publishers Scribner in the United States and Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom.
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