Thursday, May 23, 2024

Netflix Buys Rights to “One Hundred Years of Solitude”: Can “Roma” Director Alfonso Cuaron Be Far Behind?


Gabriel Garcia Marquez never wanted to sell the rights to his classic novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” for the movies.

But hey, he’s dead, and now his family has made a deal with Netflix. They’re going to make a series out of it, and a big deal.

Can “Roma” director Alfonso Cuaron be far behind? Cuaron is sure to be named director of this landmark series after winning his Oscars last week, and in years before. Cuaron would have been the lure to get the Marquez estate on board.

The Cuarons and the Marquezes know each other well. Alfonso’s son Jonas wrote the screenplay to the movie “Desierto” with Marquez’s grandson.

Will “One Hundred Years of Solitude” be shown in theaters, considered a movie, a TV show, whatever? don’t care!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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