Get hyped, Ernest Hemingway followers: The storied writer’s breakout 1929 novel A Farewell To Arms is getting one other film adaptation—its first in almost 70 years, however its third altogether. So we’re overdue to say farewell to some extra arms. We’ve had two A Star Is Borns since then!
According to Variety, this newest adaptation might be led by current Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes star Tom Blyth. He’ll be taking part in Frederic Henry, an American who joins the Italian military’s ambulance corps in World War I and falls in love with a nurse after he will get injured—whereas he develops some misgivings about battle typically. The ebook is impressed by Hemingway’s personal time as an ambulance driver in Italy throughout World War I, and Variety says the writer’s property is working with author/director Michael Winterbottom (of the The Trip franchise).
Representatives for the property mentioned that Hemingway’s household is “thrilled” to see his ebook “reimagined for a brand new age,” including that “it’s laborious to consider a greater second” for it given the “chaotic state of the world.” Blyth, in the meantime, known as it a “dream undertaking,” saying he’s a fan of each Hemingway’s work and Winterbottom’s filmmaking, including that Winterbottom’s script adapts the ebook “completely” and “captures the entire writer’s distinctive nuance and precision.”
Previous variations of A Farewell To Arms got here out in 1932 and 1957, together with a TV miniseries in 1966. Also, it solely form of counts, however there was the 1996 film In Love And War, which was a poorly acquired, fictionalized model of Hemingway’s actual expertise in World War I (starring Chris O’Donnell as the person himself) that aligned it extra with the occasions of the ebook.