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Neil Gaiman on The Simpsons This Weekend

Neil Gaiman will play himself and Andy Garcia will play a publisher in Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Above, we’ve embedded a brief clip from the show.

Gaiman wrote about the acting job on Facebook: “The script called for a bad American accent. I’m still not sure I hit the Dick Van Dyke doing Cockney levels that were called for.” The episode will focus on the tween writing craze that has gripped the industry.

The TV.com description of the show: “Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the ‘tween lit’ industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next ‘tween lit’ hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman (guest-voicing as himself), lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher (guest-voice Andy Garcia) at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined.” (Via CBR)

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Anthony Hopkins May Play Ernest Hemingway

200px-Oldmansea.jpgAnthony Hopkins and Annette Bening are on the shortlist to star in a film about the last years of novelist Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with his fishing boat captain.

Andy Garcia will direct, and he is co-writing the script with the writer’s niece, Hilary Hemingway, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will be set primarily in Cuba and Idaho, where the author lived while writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Old Man and the Sea.”

Here’s more from the article: “Garcia said he hopes to explore the psyche of Hemingway, the dynamic with [his captain] and the relationship both had with fishing. ‘I’m a Hemingway nut and also an avid fisherman, and the reality of the relationship between Hemingway and his captain is compelling to me.’” (Via Book Bench)