Friday, April 28, 2006
Production Weekly is the original source of the story but MovieWeb is also reporting it. Here it is:
David Fincher, will begin filming October on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. "Benjamin Button" adapted by Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for penning "Forrest Gump".
Fitzgerald's story tells the story of Daisy (Blanchett), who on her deathbed tells her daughter Caroline the story of her lifelong romance with the remarkable Benjamin Button (Pitt), who was born old and lived backwards, and of Benjamin's extraordinary life, from old age to manhood to infancy.
The story's been set in New Orleans, allowing the studios to take advantage of Louisiana's production incentives. Pitt and Blanchett recently co-stared in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel", due for a November release. "Benjamin Button" will mark the third time Pitt has teamed with Fincher following "Se7en" and "Fight Club".
So there we have it guys - final conformation that the movie is being made - and only a month after the release of Zodiac! The Finch never stops working. Be sure to keep an eye out on the site for more updates as production nears its start date.