It has been announced that Scarlett Johansson will play the first American Flapper and Wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald in the adaptation of The Beautiful and the Damned.
The novel of The Beautiful and Damned tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1910s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, and his courtship and relationship with his wife Gloria Gilbert. It describes his brief service in the Army during World War I, and the couple's post-war partying life in New York, and his later alcoholism. It has been said that Fitzgerald's novel is semi-autobiographic of the life him and Zelda shared together.
Zelda (Sayre) Fitzgerlald (1900-1948)
- Titled as the 'first American Flapper'
- Author and Socialite
- Married to author F. Scott Fitzgerlald (m. 1920-1940)
- Quickly became a celebrity with her husband due to their wild behaviour
- Was often the subject of Fitzgerand's writings due to her intense personality
- Spent a significant amount of time in and out of sanatoriums after being diagnosed with Schizophrenia
- Died in 1940 as a result of a fire in the hospital she was staying in
With Johansson's recent projects such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron; Captain America: Civil War; and the recent news of her role in the Action/Crime/Drama Ghost in a Shell how will the actress do in a less contemporary role when she steps back into the past of the golden age of 1920s America?