David Strathairn, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Rodrigo Santoro, Tony Shalhoub, Lars Ulrich, and More Join HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

     March 10, 2011

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David Strathairn, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Rodrigo Santoro, Tony Shalhoub, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Santiago Cabrera, Saverio Guerra, Peter Coyote, and Diane Baker have joined the cast of Hemingway & Gellhorn.  The HBO film tells the story of Ernest Hemingway (played by Clive Owen) and Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman), two literary minds who challenged each other throughout a “tumultuous romance and subsequent five-year marriage.” (Gellhorn reportedly inspired one of Hemingway’s most acclaimed novels, For Whom the Bell Tolls.)  Philip Kaufman (Quills) is set to direct; James Gandolfini will executive produce.

Hit the jump for the character breakdown.

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  • David Strathairn — John Dos Passos, American writer and friend of Hemingway
  • Molly Parker — Pauline, Hemingway’s second wife
  • Parker Posey — Mary, Hemingway’s fourth wife
  • Rodrigo Santoro — Zarra, a Spanish Loyalist and friend of Dos Passos
  • Lars Ulrich — Joris Ivens, the Dutch documentarian of The Spanish Earth
  • Santiago Cabrera — Robert Capa, famous war photographer
  • Saverio Guerra — Sidney Franklin, Hemingway’s close friend
  • Peter Coyote — Maxwell Perkins, Hemingway’s editor
  • Diane Baker — Martha’s mother
  • Tony Shalhoub — Koltsov, a Russian journalist and apparatchik.

Quite the eclectic cast.  (In this instance, “eclectic” is a synonym for “Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is in this movie.)

Hemingway & Gellhorn is scheduled to premiere sometime next year.

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