Frank Lloyd Wright Biopic in the Works [Highbrow Headlines]


The Wright Stuff?: Lionsgate has nabbed the rights to Loving Frank, a piece of historical fiction by Nancy Horan that explores the famous architect’s affair with Chicago socialite Mamah Borthwick Cheney. John Burnham Schwartz — who previously worked on Reservation Road — will write the script, and judging from this picture, we’d cast another Frank (Langella) in the lead role. It’s funny, once we started thinking about it, we realized that there aren’t too many architects in the movies. [Variety]

Edible art at MOCA: Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art had been talking with Eli Broad about a $30 million bailout, but it looks like they’ve opted for an old school bake sale instead. According to the Los Angeles Times, “there will be cakes adorned with images by Jasper Johns and Judy Fiskin, Vija Celmins ‘Night Sky’ brownies and iced graham crackers derived from works by Lawrence Weiner and Christopher Wool.” [LAT]

Proust’s forbidden geezer love: Marcel Proust’s intimate letters to his “tall, slender, beautiful” housekeeper that were written as his health was failing him are on the auction block today at Sotheby’s and expected to go for as much as $2.18 million. Hardcore literary geeks (you know who you are, Marcel Proust Support Group members) will be pleased to learn that some of “The Letters” are even stained with the French genius’s coffee. [Bloomberg]