The Valley of Eden: Florence Pugh in the Netflix miniseries based on the Steinbeck novel
The new adaptation bears the signature of Zoe Kazan, grandson of the director who in 1955 directed the film based on the same work.
Not just Little Women. Florence Pugh will star in another adaptation of a classic of American literature, The Valley of Eden (originally East of Eden) by John Steinbeck. The novel by the Nobel Prize-winning writer, according to Deadline, will become a miniseries currently in development at Netflix.
The Valley of Eden: The first details of the Netflix miniseries
The miniseries will be written and produced by writer and actress Zoe Kazan, granddaughter of that Elia Kazan who directed the film based on the same novel in 1955. The drama, like the book, will follow several generations of a family, the Trask, who live in the Salinas Valley, California. At the cinema the film marked the debut of James Dean, chosen for the role of the protagonist Cal Trask. In this new adaptation, however, Florence Pugh will play Cathy Ames, the character played by Jo Van Fleet in the film.
“I fell in love with The Valley of Eden when I first read it as a teenager,” Zoe Kazan said in a statement. “Since then, adapting Steinbeck’s novel – the great and vast story of three generations – has been my dream. More than anything else, I wanted to give full expression to the novel’s surprising and singular anti-heroine, Cathy Ames. Florence Pugh is our Cathy of dreams; I can’t imagine a more thrilling actor to bring this character to life. “
Florence Pugh, where we recently saw her
Florence Pugh is known to Marvel fans as Yelena Belova (the adoptive sister of Natasha Romanoff from Black Widow), a role she also reprized a few months ago in the Disney + Hawkeye series. She was, together with Alexander Skarsgard, the protagonist of the thriller series La tamburina, based on the novel by John le Carré. Her films on the big screen include Midsommar and Little Women; she in the latter film she played Amy March, a role thanks to which she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She will soon see her in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer film and, according to rumors, she would have been cast in the role of Princess Irulan in the Dune sequel.