Movie News

Roger’s earnest Hemingway project is no more

Roger’s earnest Hemingway project is no more
Clint

Roger Donaldson says “Papa” has bit the dust


Moviehole caught up with famed filmmaker Roger Donaldson this week, at a special screening of his new film “The Fastest Indian in the World”, and got an update on that rumoured “Papa” project that he’s supposed to be reuniting with Anthony Hopkins for.

“Papa”, which Donaldson would write and direct, would be based on Ernest Hemingway’s encounter with Denne Bart Petitclerc, America’s youngest war correspondent in the Korean War, who was inspired by how Hemingway reported on the Spanish Civil War.

Donaldson, who had been seeking financing for the film, had recently visited Hemingway’s Havana home and met Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Unfortunately, the project is as dead as a squeaker in a cat’s gob, says Donaldson. “There’s nothing happening there. It was just an idea – and I don’t think it’s going to happen now”, says Donaldson, whose credits include “Species”, “The Getaway”, “Cocktail” and “Thirteen Days”.

Instead, says the amiable filmmaker, he’d like to make something in Australia. But he’s yet to decide what he’s going to do next.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

peterbergmarkwahlberg

Berg, Wahlberg back together for Mile 22

ClintJul 3, 2015
tremors5banner

Tremors 5 art, screening feedback unearthed!

Editorial StaffJul 3, 2015
marisatomei

Empire strikes back with Marisa Tomei

ClintJul 3, 2015
Melrose Place TV series (1992) starring Alyssa Milano as Jennifer Mancini [dvdbash.wordpress.com]

Melrose Place movie in the works at Lifetime!

ClintJul 3, 2015
thebirds

Van Rooijen flies with The Birds remake

ClintJul 3, 2015
starwars

Star Wars : Shattered Empire plot revealed!

ClintJul 3, 2015
gambittatum

Channing Tatum going South for Gambit

ClintJul 3, 2015
antman

Ant Man prequel about Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym? Yes please!

ClintJul 3, 2015
innerdemon

Inner Demon confirmed for Frightfest

Editorial StaffJul 3, 2015