Wednesday, May 20, 2020

"Giant" on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime continues developing a live-action TV series adaptation of author Edna Ferber's multi-generational 1952 book, "Giant", to be produced by Anonymous Content, in the second screen adaptation of the novel:

"...When larger-than-life cattle rancher 'Jordan Bick Benedict' arrives at the family home of sharp-witted but genteel Virginia socialite 'Leslie Lynnton' to purchase a racehorse, the two are instantly drawn to each other. 

"But for Leslie, falling in love with a Texan was a lot simpler than falling in love with Texas.

"Upon their arrival at Bick's ranch, Leslie is confronted not only with the oppressive heat and vastness of Texas but also by the disturbing inequity between runaway riches and the poverty and racism suffered by the Mexican workers on the ranch.

"Leslie and Bick's loving union endures against all odds, but a reckoning is coming and a price will have to be paid..."

The original film "Giant" (1956) was directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, in the last of Dean's three films as a leading actor, earning him his second and last 'Academy Award' nomination, before he was killed in a car accident.

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