Fitzgerald Takes Hollywood

F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of literature's keenest chroniclers of Hollywood. Can Hollywood now treat Fitzgerald with similar tact? Well, it's certainly trying. Variety notes a spate of interest in the famous author: David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is based on a Fitzgerald story; John Curran plans to direct a biopic, The Beautiful and the Damned, starring Keira Knightley as Fitzgerald's troubled wife Zelda; and Baz Luhrmann has announced plans to adapt The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald himself served a tour as a screenwriter, but considered himself a hack.