Scarlett Johansson to play Zelda Fitgerald in 'The beautiful and the damned.'

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Zelda was an icon of the "flapper" lifestyle and a symbol of the emerging cultural fascination with youth, conspicuous consumption, and leisure. Although she is best known for her extravagant public persona and descent into mental illness, she is also remembered as an artist, author, and a wife. 

Zelda is the wife of The Great Gatsby’s writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The beautiful and the dammed, second of the F. Scott Fitzgerald is generally considered to have drawn upon and be based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with his wife Zelda Fitzgerald.

The rocky marriage between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald has been used inspiration for his work. As in his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters in The beautiful and the damned are complex, especially with respect to marriage and intimacy.

You will be watching his book as drama in coming days. Yes, a drama is being made titled ‘The beautiful and the damned’. The movie won’t be an adaptation of that book, though, as it’ll be based on the real couple and not that slightly fictionalized version. The story won’t be less complex than any of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels.

 

 

The best part about the drama is that you will be watching Scarlet Johanson in it. The upcoming romantic drama The Beautiful and the Damned will be starring Scarlet Johanson as Zelda Fitzgerald.

Scarlet is all set to take up the role of the socialite, novelist and first American flapper, Zelda in The Beautiful and The Dammed, with the Hanna Weg script.

We are quite sure that Scarlet will portray many dimensions of Zelda’s personality very well. She not only had a dual personality disorder but her life and marriage had its own ups and downs.  Portraying a character of an artist, novelist and style icon who suffers from mental illness is challenging. We wish Scarlet all the best for her role.