John Curran to helm Keira Knightley in 'Beautiful and the Damned'
Keira will play the famous Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the wife and muse of author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The movie will focus on the tempestous marriage of the Fitzgeralds. They were the rich and beautiful celebrity couple of the 1920s, and Zelda was the inspiration for many an American flapper. She was also the inspiration for many of her husband’s heroines. But despite their wealth and glamour, their marriage was often unhappy. Fitzgerald often lifted material from her diaries for his stories, which Zelda, an aspiring author herself, resented.
As he achieved literary acclaim, she decided to become a ballerina, practicing into severe exhaustion. Committed to a hospital, she then diagnosed with scizophrenia, which explained much of her erratic and self-destructive behavior.
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