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Giant - Series Based on Novel in Development at Amazon

Amazon is developing a series adaptation of Edna Ferber’s novel, “Giant,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The series, which hails from Anonymous Content, will be the second screen adaptation of the novel should it move forward. It was previously adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film starring James Dean in his final role. The film also starred Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning one.

“Giant” is described as an epic multi-generational novel, set in Texas from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, that tells the story of Jordan “Bick” Benedict, his extended family, their massive ranch and cattle business, and the transition of Texas from ranching to oil.


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