Firth, Spacey In Orwell’s “Catalonia”

Hugh Hudson (“Chariots of Fire,” “I Dreamed of Africa”) will direct the big screen adaptation of George Orwell’s “Catalonia” reports Variety.

The book of legendary “1984” and “Animal Farm” author Orwell revolves around the real-life story of how he and his wife Eileen traveled to Barcelona to fight Stalinism.

There, Orwell joined the Anarchist brigade and fought in the Spanish Civil War alongside the brigade’s charismatic commander Georges Kopp.

The film will highlight the relationship between Orwell and Georges Kopp, the charismatic commander of the brigade.

Colin Firth and Kevin Spacey are attached to star as Orwell and Kopp. Bob Ellis penned the screenplay.

Shooting kicks off early 2010 in England, Spain and then Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Uruguay.