HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN is an HBO film about the lives of journalist Martha Gellhorn, played by Nicole Kidman and her husband, the writer Ernest Hemingway, played by Clive Owen. It will be directed by Philip Kaufman and televised in 2011. Filming began March 10, 2011 and will be set in San Francisco and Orinda, CA
Retelling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, it begins in 1936 when the pair first met in a bar in Florida. He was already a famous writer and she was one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th Century. Their five-year marriage first saw them travel to Spain to record some of the most famous reports on the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Gellhorn was the only woman ever to ask Hemingway for a divorce and she inspired him to write his most famous novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Other cast members include:
David Strathairn as John Dos Passos
Molly Parker as Pauline Pfeiffer
Parker Posey as Mary Welsh Hemingway
Peter Coyote as Maxwell Perkins
Lars Ulrich as Documentary Maker