Hopkins & Bening Join Garcia’s “Hemingway”

Anthony Hopkins and Annette Bening are attached to star in “Hemingway and Fuentes” for Sobini Films reports Theater Mania.

Actor Andy Garcia stars in and is going to direct the film from a script that he co-wrote with Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter Hilary.

The story look at the two decades Hemingway (Hopkins) spent in Cuba fishing with his best friend Gregorio Fuentes (Garcia) onboard the Pilar, the 34 foot Wheeler Playmate boat.

The author falls in love with an Italian girl who prompted him to write his greatest work – “The Old Man and the Sea.” Benning will play Hemingway’s third wife, Mary Welsh Hemingway.

Garcia plans to shoot along the Caribbean rim in the Summer of 2010 if financing comes together. The area will also substitute for Idaho where Hemingway eventually moved and committed suicide.