Zelda Fitzgerald, novelist, socialite and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been brought to the screen numerous times in fictional portrayals. Now word comes via The Wrap there is a plan to tell her story in a more direct biopic and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) is attached to portray her in a film that Ron Howard (Rush) may direct.
The film, currently known simply as Zelda, is being developed by former Lionsgate executive turned producer Allison Shearmur – who helped push Lawrence's career into the stratosphere with the Hunger Games movies – alongside Brian Oliver and Justine Ciarrocchi.
Emma Frost (The White Queen) has written the script, drawing inspiration from Nancy Milford's biography, also called Zelda. Howard has yet to sign on to direct, but he is involved with the development and certainly seems to be interested.
Lawrence will next be seen in science fiction romance Passengers, which arrives in cinemas 23 December, and has also worked on Darren Aronofsky's (Black Swan) latest, untitled movie, which has yet to confirm a release date.