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Hopkins to Play Hemingway

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There are reports that Anthony Hopkins has signed on to play Ernest Hemingway in a film entitled Papa. Directed by Roger Donaldson, the film is said to be based on the author’s encounter with Denne Bart Petitclerc, America’s youngest war correspondenct in the Korean War, who was inspired by Hemingway’s work on the Spanish Civil War. “Hemingway invited him to Havana for some weekends and the movie is really about what happens when he goes there,” Donaldson told the Dominion Post newspaper in Tuesday’s editions. “It’s a thriller, it’s a love story, it’s Hemingway as he falls apart and is suicidal. This guy was a witness to it all.”