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Netflix lands Florence Pugh for brand spanking new adaptation of East of Eden

Netflix lands Florence Pugh for brand spanking new adaptation of East of Eden
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East of Eden has discovered its “dream Cathy” in Florence Pugh. The actor has been forged because the “anti-heroine” of John Steinbeck’s basic novel in a brand new Netflix adaptation from Zoe Kazan. The sequence – which is at present in early growth – has been written by Kazan over the previous two years. 

“I fell in love with East of Eden after I first learn it, in my teenagers,” she advised Deadline (opens in new tab). “Since then, adapting Steinbeck’s novel – the nice, sprawling, three-generational entirety of it – has been my dream. Greater than something, I’ve wished to offer full expression to the novel’s astonishing, singular anti-heroine, Cathy Ames. Florence Pugh is our dream Cathy; I can’t think about a extra thrilling actor to carry this character to life.”

East of Eden was printed by Steinbeck in 1952 and follows the tales of two households: the Trasks and the Hamiltons. Their interwoven lives over three generations are the premise of the story set within the wealthy farmland of California’s Salinas Valley. The much-lauded novel explores themes of excellent and evil, because it explores the biblical themes of temptation and jealousy.

The novel was beforehand tailored by Kazan’s grandfather again in 1955. Elia Kazan’s model was loosely based mostly on the ultimate a part of Steinbeck’s novel – and notably starred James Dean in his first main film position. 

The Netflix sequence is Kazan’s first main TV venture after writing the movies Ruby Sparks and Wildlife. Nameless Content material and Endeavor Content material are co-producing with Pugh additionally tapped to co-produce on the venture.

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Fay Watson

I’m an Leisure Author right here at GamesRadar+, protecting TV and movie for the Whole Movie and SFX sections on-line. I beforehand labored as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and website positioning TV reporter at Specific On-line for 3 years. I’ve additionally written for The Resident magazines and Beginner Photographer, earlier than specializing in leisure.

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