A television adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s memoir “A Moveable Feast” is in the works at Village Roadshow Entertainment Group with Hemingway’s granddaughter Mariel Hemingway, John Goldstone and Marc Rosen set to produce the series, the company said Tuesday.
Like the memoir, first published in 1964, the series will follow the famed author’s years as a poor but ambitious young expat journalist and writer in Paris in the 1920s. It will detail his apprenticeship as a young writer as well as his first marriage, to Hadley Richardson.
The book features appearances by other noteworthy figures of his era, including 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,” Mariel Hemingway said. “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.”
Rosen brought the project to Village Roadshow. His previous credits include Netflix’s “Sense8,” Amazon’s “The After,” and CBS’ “Threshold.” Goldstone executive produced “Jonah Hex” for Warner Bros before co-founding luxury fashion brand Hayward Luxury Inc.
The series will be overseen by Village Roadshow EVP of Television Alix Jaffe, EVP of Content Jillian Apfelbaum, and VP of Television, Adam Dunlap.
Mariel Hemingway was repped by Nathan Talei and Tracy Columbus in the deal with Village and Goldstone was repped by David Tenzer. The Hemingway Trust is represented by Lazarus & Harris.
“A Moveable Feast” was published by Scribner’s in the United States and Jonathan Cape in the U.K.