An adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast is making its way to the small screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group is in the process of turning author Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir, A Moveable Feast, into a television series.
The company is working with producers John Goldstone and Marc Rosen, along with Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway, to bring the series to life.
First published in 1964 — three years after Hemingway’s death — the memoir details the author’s time living as a young journalist in Paris in the 1920s.
Based on the writings he filled in the notebooks he kept at the time, the memoir also finds Hemingway encountering other notable expats, including Aleister Crowley, John Dos Passos, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein.
Currently, the series is being imagined as a Hemingway coming-of-age/origin story.
In a statement announcing the project on Tuesday (August 13), the author’s granddaughter (who also happens to be an actress) spoke of her love for the memoir and why she was drawn to the idea of bringing it to life on the small screen.
“A Moveable Feast has been my favorite book since I was 11 years old when my father took me to Paris,” said Mariel Hemingway. “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 in 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.”
There’s currently no word on when or where we can expect the A Moveable Feast television series to premiere.