Los Angeles, Sep 8: Actor Liev Schreiber is set to play the lead in the film adaptation of author Ernest Hemingway’s Venice-set novel “Across The River And Into The Trees”.
The movie also features up-and-coming Italian actor Matilda De Angelis, Laura Morante, Javier Camara and Oscar-nominated Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini.
According to Variety, Spanish filmmaker Paula Ortiz is aboard to direct the film from a screenplay penned by BAFTA-nominee Peter Flannery.
Schreiber will play Colonel Richard Cantwell, a character partially based on Hemingway’s friend Colonel Charles T Lanham.
The novel, published in 1950, revolves around Cantwell, an American officer serving in Italy right after World War II, dealing with the news of his terminal illness and handling a star-crossed romance with a much younger woman.
The film is due to start production next month in Venice and the surrounding areas under COVID-19 guidelines.
Tribune Pictures’ Robert MacLean is producing the project along with John Smallcombe and Ken Gord. William J. Immerman is executive producing. (PTI)