Keira Knightley is eyeing the role of Zelda Sayre (Fitzgerald) in a forthcoming biopic called The Beautiful and the Damned, which will be directed by Nick Cassavetes. This seems…completely wrong. Don't get it twisted, I like Keira Knightley a lot. However, Zelda was a mercurial, pampered and warm Southern belle with soft, Kewpie doll features. Keira is all angles and British straightforwardness and not quite fragile enough. I know, I know, it's called acting for a reason, but I still feel she is fundamentally wrong for the part, much like I feel Kate Winslet is all wrong for the role of Isadora Wing in Fear of Flying (Btw, when I said Winslet was "too vanilla" for the part I meant "not Jewish enough"). Renee Zellweger in her early days would have been the perfect choice, but she's too old to play the teenage-to-twentysomething Zelda. Who else would be good? Vote for some better choices, after the jump!
Keira Knightley Eyes 'Damned' [Hollywood Reporter] Earlier: Poll: Who Should Play Isadora Wing In The Movie Version Of Fear Of Flying?