Strathairn, Santoro Join “Hemingway & Gelhorn”

David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Lars Ulrich, Santiago Cabrera, Peter Coyote, Saverio Guerra, Diane Baker and Tony Shalhoub have all joined the cast of the upcoming HBO biopic “Hemingway & Gellhorn” reports Deadline.

The story covers the tumultuous romance and subsequent marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and up-and-coming war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) from their first meeting in a Key West bar in 1936 to their cross-Europe romance and five-year marriage.

Strathairn will play famous American writer John Dos Passos, Santoro will play Dos Passos friend and Spanish loyalist Zarra, while Parker and Posey will play Hemingway’s second and fourth wife respectively.

Ulrich will play Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens, Cabrera will portray famous war photographer Robert Capa, Coyote will play Hemingway’s editor Maxwell Perkins, Guerra will play Hemingway’s close friend Sidney Franklin, Baker will play Martha’s mother, and Shalhoub will play Russian journalist and apparatchik Koltsov.

Phil Kaufman directs while James Gandolfini is serving as executive producer. A 2012 premiere is planned.