Nick Cassavetes has signed on to direct The Beautiful and the Damned, a period love story about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. Cassavetes and company are currently in discussion with Keira Knightley to play Fitzgerald's lover and party-time accomplice, Zelda
The story will revolve around Zelda Sayre (Knightley) and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who became Jazz Age icons known for living large, soaring high, and crashing hard. Although toasts of town in the 1920s, their courtship and marriage was festooned with jealousy and acrimony. Fitzgerald used their relationship as material for his novels, and Sayre -- who tried hard to find an artistic identity of her own but ended up being admitted to a sanitarium, also ended up penning works based on their relationship.
Production is said to be looking to a April start date for you Fitzgerald super fans out there.