Netflix limited series ‘East of Eden’ by Zoe Kazan to star Florence Pugh

A limited Netflix series based on the classic novel by  John Steinbeck is in the works sources confirm.

The series creators include Zoe Kazan as the writer of the series as well as the ‘Black Widow’ actor Florence Pugh as reported by The Deadline. The report suggests that Anonymous Content and Endeavor Content are co-producing the series.

The series is based on the book written by John Steinbeck – ‘East of Eden’ and was later adapted into a film directed by Zoe’s grandfather Elia Kazan under the production house of Warner Bros.

However, the first adapted film was partially based on the book starring James Dean which marked his first time in a major role.

The story is based on the events during the Civil War and the end of World War I. It revolves around an Irish immigrant family – the Hamilton family and the Trask family. Eventually, the story narrow downs to the lives of the Trask family.

The film adaptation only shows the stories of the teenagers of the Trask family Aron and Cathy and the drama that surrounds them.

However, the series would explore the genre of romance and drama showing the Trask family’s story set in the historical events of the Civil War.

I fell in love with East of Eden when I first read it, in my teens. Since then, adapting Steinbeck’s novel — the great, sprawling, three-generational entirety of it — has been my dream. More than anything, I have wanted to give full expression to the novel’s astonishing, singular antiheroine, Cathy Ames. I fell in love with East of Eden when I first read it, in my teens. Since then, adapting Steinbeck’s novel — the great, sprawling, three-generational entirety of it — has been my dream. More than anything, I have wanted to give full expression to the novel’s astonishing, singular antiheroine, Cathy Ames.

“Florence Pugh is our dream Cathy; I can’t imagine a more thrilling actor to bring this character to life. Writing this limited series over the last two years has been the creative highpoint of my life. I hope that with our partners at Netflix, Anonymous Content, and Endeavor Content, we can do justice to this material — and shed new light on it for a 21st-century audience.”

However, the cast and the director of the series are yet undecided.

This would mark the first major screenplay by Zoe Kazan and previous works include Sparks and Wildlife starring Jake Gyllenhaal. She is also set to make her appearance on screen in ‘She Said‘ as one of the New York Times reporters.

Taling about Florence Pugh, East of Eden is one of her current projects. Apart from that, the Oscar-nominated star would be seen in Don’t Worry Darling alongside Harry Styles and Chris Pane, Wonder, A Good Person, and Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan.

The official date of release of East to Eden has not been released yet.

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