HBO has green-lit a new film about Ernest Hemingway starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, Deadline.com reports.
Hemingway & Gellhorn will follow the relationship between writers Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn. Owen, 45, will play the Nobel Prize-winning author and Kidman, 42 will take on Gellhorn, a famed 20th century war correspondent.
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Their courtship and five-year marriage is one of the most famous in American literature and helped inspire Hemingway’s critically acclaimed 1940 book For Whom the Bell Tolls.
James Gandolfini, who has reportedly been in talks to produce and possibly star in a new series at HBO, will executive-produce the film. Hemingway & Gellhorn was written by Barbara Turner and Jerry Stahl. Philip Kaufman will direct the film, which begins shooting next year.
Source: Seattle PI