Los Angeles, CA – August 13, 2019 – Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG), Mariel Hemingway, John Goldstone, and Marc Rosen have closed a deal to produce Ernest Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast as a Series.
Being told as a Hemingway origin story, A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway is his earliest known work about his years as a poor but ambitious young expat journalist and writer in Paris in the 1920s. The book was first published in 1964 and describes the author’s apprenticeship as a young writer while he was married to his first wife, Hadley Richardson.
The memoir consists of various personal accounts, observations, and stories by Hemingway. Among other notable persons, people featured in the book include: Sylvia Beach, Hilaire Belloc, Aleister Crowley, John Dos Passos, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Pascin, Ezra Pound, Evan Shipman, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas and Hermann von Wedderkop.
“A Moveable feast has been my favorite book since I was 11 years old when my father took me to Paris. While reading the book together, he showed me where Papa lived (and daddy was raised) ate, wrote, and dreamed of becoming a great writer. His deep love of my grandmother Hadley and his growing passion for art is an inspiring time at the beginning of his iconic career. I want to reveal on film the coming of age story that has captivated readers and burgeoning writers for several decades,” said Mariel Hemingway.
Scribner’s published the book in the US and Jonathan Cape published in the U.K. Rosen, who brought the project to Village, has past credits that include SENSE8 for Netflix, THE AFTER for Amazon, and THRESHOLD for CBS. Goldstone last exec produced JONAH HEX for Warner Bros. before co-founding luxury fashion brand Hayward Luxury Inc. Mariel Hemingway was represented by Nathan Talei and Tracy Columbus, and Goldstone by David Tenzer. The Hemingway Trust is represented by Lazarus & Harris.
The project also emphasizes Village Roadshows’ full-scale approach to content development and will be overseen by VREG’s EVP of Television, Alix Jaffe; EVP of Content, Jillian Apfelbaum; and VP of Television, Adam Dunlap.