Posted on 11/08/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Kurt Vonnegut isn’t the only 20th-century author coming to the big screen, apparently.

Literary Hub reports, citing Variety magazine, that Film Constellation is selling the rights to a Samuel Beckett biopic.

Unlike the Vonnegut film, which is a documentary, Dance First will be a dramatization.

Gabriel Byrne will play both Beckett and his “antagonistic alter ego,” with whom the playwright debates in the film.

Sound intense? Sure, but Dance First’s director insists that “You don’t need to be a student of Beckett to enjoy this film.”

Beckett, best known for his play Waiting for Godot, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, the event which serves as the backbone of the biopic.

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