Hollywood legend Anthony Hopkins has given his nod to play Nobel prize-winning American writer Ernest Hemingway in a film that depicts the last 20-years of the author’s life.
Andy Garcia, who will also be directing the movie, has co-written the story with Hemingway’s granddaughter Hilary Hemingway.
Garcia will play Gregorio Fuentes, Hemingway’s best friend in Hemingway and Fuentes, which will see Annette Bening playing the character of author’s third wife Mary Welsh Hemingway.
The film chronicles the two decades that he spent in Cuba with his best friend, Gregorio Fuentes. The author fell in love with an Italian girl who inspired him to write his classic The Old Man and the Sea.