From David Fincher, the director of Fight Club, Seven, and Zodiac, comes an epic fantasy/romance based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald? Yes, you heard it right. This November, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett will grace cinemas. The Fitzgerald story about a backwards-aging man has been adapted by Eric Roth who penned the screenplay for Forrest Gump. Production has been wrapped for a while now, but rumor has it that post-production has been extremely tough because Pitt’s face needs to be aged and affixed to his character’s numerous age changes.
I don’t normally read screenplays before I see a film, but I’ve read the first draft for this and it was fantastic. I can’t wait to see what Fincher has in store this November. This may just be the best film of 2008.
Check out the trailer in beautiful HD over at Quicktime!