It looks like we’re going to be seeing a lot of Zelda Fitzgerald on the screen. The author, painter, and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald will have her story told in two forms. We reported last year that Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to play Zelda in a biopic and now Christina Ricci will play her in an Amazon original series. The series, entitled, Z: The Beginning of Everything premieres on January 27th!
The preview is packed with Lindy Hop, champagne, general debauchery, accusations of plagiarism, and definitely a hint of a marital problem or two, with somebody pointing out that Fitzgerald “basically married the heroine of his stories.” Later in the trailer, when Fitzgerald introduces his wife to the press as Mrs. Fitzgerald, Zelda steps forward and tells the room, “You can call me Zelda.” It’s clear there’s no keeping Z in the shadows.
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