Anthony Hopkins: To play Ernest Hemingway
Legendary actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is to play revered author and adventurer Ernest Hemingway in a new movie, directed by Andy Garcia.
Hopkins, a Welsh actor, who has played real-life figures in Nixon, Surviving Picasso, Amistad and The World's Fastest Indian, will play Hemingway in independent movie Hemingway & Fuentes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Andy Garcia co-wrote the script with Hemingway’s niece, author Hilary Hemingway. He will star opposite Hopkins - as fishing-boat captain Gregorio Fuentes, who befriended the writer in the last decade of his life.
Fuentes is reportedly the inspiration behind Hemingway’s Santiago character in his beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning tale The Old Man and the Sea.
According to the publication, Annette Bening is in talks to play Hemingway’s wife Mary Welsh.