Hemingway gains Hemingway's A Moveable Feast
Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is Ernest Hemingway's memoirs of being a young writer in Paris in the 1920's, billed as very personal and warmly affectionate, the book looks back at his much younger self with knowing eyes, and also the other writers that were in Paris at the time, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Scott and Zelda Fitgerald, Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein.
Now his granddaughter Mariel Hemingway has bought the rights to the book and plans to adapt it, although as yet it's not clear if it will be a film or a television production as rights have been bought for both.
A Moveable Feast (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is rather sharp towards some of the other authors according to Variety, and even describes the break-up of Mariel Hemingway's grandparents in some detail. Published posthumously in 1964, the novel was re-edited by Sean Hemingway, the author's grandson, and re-issued. Now it's set to be moved towards production.
We've heard of a number of Hemingway films in pre-production along the years, mainly films looking at the man himself, but perhaps this could be the first one to make it, especially since it's backed by one of his family.
I wonder though how well this would be received by studios, and if it would genuinely make a film that would attract their target audience? It has to end up being a niche studio that takes it on I'm sure.