Last month HBO dropped a 5-minute trailer for their upcoming film “Hemingway & Gellhorn” starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman as the titular Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, respectively. For anyone who thinks 5 minutes is too long for a trailer, or for those who simply couldn’t be bothered sitting through it all, HBO have offered us a new look at the film in a handy bite-sized edition – this trailer coming in at just under a minute.
There’s nothing particularly new or eye-catching on show here until right at the end of the trailer, and then comes a new and vital piece of information about the film – the air date. Philip Kaufman‘s (“The Unbearable Lightness of Being“) film will premiere on HBO on Monday, May 28, and as far as we can tell from what we’ve seen so far, we’ve got some fantastic visuals and performances to look forward to.
The film will tell the story of the relationship between journalist Gelhorn and her writer husband Hemingway, from when they first met in a Florida bar in 1936 through to their divorce in 1945. The pair traveled to Spain together during the Spanish Civil War before marrying in 1940, but their relationship became strained. Gellhorn was the only one of his wives to ask Hemingway for a divorce, and later inspired him to write his novel, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”.
Also starring Robert Duvall, Rodrigo Santoro, Parker Posey, Molly Parker, Tony Shalhoub, David Strahairn and Peter Coyote, we’ll be looking forward to seeing this when it airs at the end of May.