Anthony Hopkins is to play American literary legend Ernest Hemingway in Andy Garcia's new movie about the writer's relationship with the Cuban fisherman who inspired his novel THE OLD MAN & The Sea.
Garcia will play the fisherman, Gregorio Fuentes, in Hemingway & Fuentes, and Annette Bening has signed on to play the writer's third wife, Mary.
Garcia will also direct the film next year (10) from a script he wrote with Hemingway's granddaughter Hilary, according to Daily Variety.
The actor/director admits he's thrilled to have landed a big fish like Hopkins for his new film: "Anthony is one of the greatest actors, and I’d heard he’d been interested in playing the character in the past. I’m blessed that he responded."