HBO has given the greenlight to an original movie starting Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman and produced by James Gandolfini, reports Deadline.com.
The project, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," will star Owen as Hemingway and Kidman as the war correspondent Martha Gellhorn whom Hemingway marries.
The project has been six years in the making and originally was slated to star Gandolfini, the reports says. The original movie will track Hemingway in 1936 when he met Gellhorn, who was also a novelist, in a Key West bar. Their five-year marriage was tumultuous and took them to Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
Filming will begin next year in Northern California, with Philip Kaufman directing, the story says. The script is written by Barbara Turner and Jerry Stahl.