Ernest Hemingway Biopic Underway

The Gotham Group and producer Kevin Fortuna have optioned film rights to A.E. Hotchner’s best-selling biography “Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir” says The hollywood Reporter

Hotchner’s New York Times best-seller explores the final 14 years of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway’s life, during which he was close friends with Hotchner, now 88.

Hotchner wrote the 1962 film “Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man” based on the author’s stories. Hemingway had shot himself to death the year before.

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Peter McHugh will also produce.