While Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence are racing to bring Zelda Fitzgerald biopics to the big screen, Christina Ricci has cleared the pack, thanks to Amazon’s upcoming series Z: The Beginning of Everything.
The fabulous flapper was not only the muse and sparring partner of her novelist husband F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also an outspoken gal and aspiring artist in her own right. And it seems all of the above will factor into this bio-show.
The official Amazon plot synopsis:
Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci (Monster) as Zelda Fitzgerald, Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse, Allegiance), and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage-made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time. The series travels through the wild parties, the wicked jazz, the dissolute artists of the era, as well as the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that characterizes their later years.
Z: The Beginning of Everything premieres January 27th on Amazon Prime.
First, Lizzie Borden now Zelda Fitzgerald. Which misunderstood lady of history would you like to see Ricci tackle next?