Mena Suvari Trims Her Garden

Mena Suvari will topline Berwick Street Prods. indie drama “The Garden of Eden” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel, the story is set in the Jazz Age years before the Great Depression and follows a successful young American writer, David Bourne (Jack Huston), and his beautiful wife, Catherine (Suvari), on their extended honeymoon in Europe.

Catherine soon becomes restless and starts to test her husband’s devotion, pushing him to the limits of her imagination.

Caterina Murino (“Casino Royale”) has been cast as Marita, an Italian temptress who join the Bournes’ erotic honeymoon adventures, and Richard E. Grant will play the eccentric but quick-witted colonel.

John Irvin helms the film which began production this week, with filming taking place at the Ciudad de la Luz studios in Alicante, Spain and on locations around Costa Blanca and Valencia.