East of Eden Movie

East of Eden movie production status is currently Development

September 26, 2013 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment will produce the adaptation for Universal.

Who's Involved:

Gary Ross, Christopher Hampton, Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Elbert, Brian Grazer, Paul Attanasio, Jonathan Sanger

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in California's Salinas Valley prior to World War I, the novel told of two families over the course of two generations, loosely alluding to the Biblical tale of Cain and Abel.

verbatim plot from hollywoodreporter.com

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making East of Eden

A look at the East of Eden behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gary Ross last directed Ocean's Eight and Free State of Jones. The film's writer Paul Attanasio last wrote The Bourne Ultimatum and The Good German.


Gary Ross


Ed Elbert
Brian Grazer
Jonathan Sanger

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Production: What we know about East of Eden

Key Facts

  1. Universal Pictures first acquired the rights to the project in 2004 after the book was chosen for Oprah's Book Club list. The option lapsed and the producer and studio had to go back to the estate to regain the rights.
  2. Based on John Steinbeck's novel.

Filming Timeline

On or about September 26, 2013, the film was in Development status.

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment will produce the adaptation for Universal.

On or about January 14, 2009, the film was in Development status.

East of Eden Release Date: When is it coming out?

East of Eden is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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