Cuban-born actor Andy García has just signed British film star Anthony Hopkins to star in a project he has been developing for a long time based on the years that U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway spent in Cuba. The project, Hemingway & Fuentes, chronicles ‘Papa’ Hemingway’s 20-year love affair with Cuba and his friendship with Gregorio Fuentes, a fisherman, who inspired the classic 1952 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Old Man and the Sea.
Hopkins will star as Hemingway, after completing Thor for Marvel Entertainment and Annette Bening plays his third wife, Mary Welsh. García, who will portray Fuentes, co-wrote the script with Hilary Hemingway, granddaughter of the author, and will direct and produce the film, set for production the summer 2010 in the Caribbean. Garcia has directed and produced other films about his native Cuba, including The Lost City.