Posted on 09/24/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy 125th birthday to F. Scott Fitzgerald!

We’re not sure whether he’d be honored that his work endured to be retold or irritated over such a project, but regardless: University of Iowa students have signed a film option for a retelling of The Great Gatsby.

According to a press release from the university, that reimagining — Gilded in Ash — changes the title character into an African-American woman who is an art forger.

The students wrote Gilded in Ash during the fall 2020 semester, right before The Great Gatsby’s copyright expired, and formed Old Sport LLC to begin the film negotiating process.

Two of the students involved have signed on to write the screenplay, even.

Read more about how Gilded in Ash caught film producers’ interest in the U of I press release.

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