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Clive Owen & Nicole Kidman Star in Hemingway & Gelhorn Trailer

HBO has released its first trailer for Hemingway & Gelhorn, a film starring Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as the journalist Martha Gellhorn.

The film captures the relationship between great novelist and a great war correspondent.

Here’s more from The Olive Press: “Their five-year marriage first saw them travel to Spain to record some of the most famous reports on the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Gellhorn was the only woman ever to ask Hemingway for a divorce and she inspired him to write his most famous novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

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Audible Hires Major Actors to Make Audiobooks

Audible.com has hired major actors to produce “tour de force performances” of new audiobooks. The stars helped choose the books, and the lineup includes Samuel L. Jackson reading A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes and Kim Basinger reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

What celebrity would you choose to read your favorite book? The program will add more celebrities in the future. We’ve included the current list below…

Kate Winslet explained why she read Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola:  “You use a different part of your brain and it keeps your creative juices flowing … It is challenging, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun as well. As a listener, being able to tune out and be taken into another world, an atmosphere, an environment that is being created entirely for you by somebody else’s voice is really a wonderful, magical thing.”

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Early Pullman Novel Slated for Big Screen

While the film versions of Philip Pullman‘s HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy is set to make a big Hollywood splash, the Guardian reports the author has awarded the film rights to an earlier novel, 1992′s THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO, free of charge to a small independent Dutch company that promotes educational projects for young people. Dynamic Entertainment now has the option to adapt the book, in exchange for 10% of any eventual revenues. Filming is expected to begin in August.

Dynamic Entertainment is pledging to involve young people and to give film “amateurs” an integral role in the film’s production, from helping to set up lighting rigs and shooting stills to processing daily budgets. In addition, crew members will write, record or film daily blogs detailing the progress of the production and the challenges involved.

With a budget of just 200,000 euros, THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO will be in a different league to New Line’s adaptation of Pullman’s bestselling and award-winning trilogy. The first of the Hollywood films, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, has a budget of 83m pounds and a cast list featuring bankable names including Nicole Kidman and Bond stars Daniel Craig and Eva Green. It will be released at the end of the year.