Netflix is planning a mini-series based on John Steinbeck’s novel “East of Eden” (German title “Beyond Eden“) give, like deadline reports. Zoe Kazan will pen the script and serve as executive producer and Florence Pugh (“Black Widow“, Hawk Eye, “Little Women“) is to take on a leading role and co-produce. Netflix is said to have prevailed against several bidders in this case. Anonymous Content and Endeavor content produce the miniseries.
The novel had already become a film in 1955. Back then, Zoe’s grandfather Elia Kazan was directing. It was also actor James Dean’s first major role.
The new mini-series aims to take up the themes of the novel: trauma and healing, love and betrayal, duty and free will. An intimate portrait of the Trask family is to be drawn. The story stretches from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the First World War. Pugh will play Cathy Ames, brought to life in the film by Jo Van Fleet. For screenwriter Kazan, who has been working on the story for the past two years, the character represents the anti-hero she wants her script to focus on. Now other family members are to be cast and a suitable director found.
So far, Kazan has released the films “Ruby Sparks” and “Wildlife” written. As an actress, she has appeared in Bored to Death, The Deuce, The Plot Against America and Clickbait, among others.
In addition to being Yelena Belova in the MCU, Pugh was also in “midsummer“, “Fighting with My Family‘ or The Little Drummer Girl. Soon she will star in Olivia Wilde’s new film “Don’t worry darling” With. On Netflix you will soon be able to see her in the film “the wonder‘ or at the cinema in the upcoming Christopher Nolan film ‘Oppenheimer‘ and in the upcoming blockbuster ‘Dune: Part Two“.