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

     March 10, 2011


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.