Casting Call: Goodbye To All That

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

This week at Interview, we’re celebrating American icon Joan Didion. On Wednesday, we reprinted our 1983 interview with the author. Here, we speculate who she be cast (and who should direct) the upcoming Joan Didion biopic based on her personal essay “Goodbye To All That.”

“In retrospect,” Didion begins in the essay, “It seems to me that those days before I knew the names of all the bridges were happier than the ones that came later.” The California-native then dives into the eight years—from 1955 and 1963—she spent in New York City and some of the experiences that led to her return to California.  

Now, a new wave of Didion-chic is on the rise. In addition to Goodbye to All That, which was recently optioned by producers Megan Carlson and Brian Sullivan, Didion is the face of Céline’s most recent ad campaign and her nephew, Griffin Dunne, has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first documentary about Didion, We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live

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