David Fincher, will begin filming October on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanche says Production Weekly.

Eric Roth will adapt the screenplay. Roth won an Oscar for adapting the film Forrest Gump.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tells the story of Daisy ( Cate Blanche), who on her deathbed tells her daughter Caroline the story of her lifelong romance with the remarkable Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), who was born old and lived backwards, and of Benjamin's extraordinary life, from old age to manhood to infancy.

The story's been set in New Orleans, allowing the studios to take advantage of Louisiana's production incentives.