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The Old Man and the Reel

We came across the news that Tommy Lee Jones is signed on to adapt, direct, produce and star in Hemingway's Islands in the Stream, John Goodman and Morgan Freeman -- I don't care how many Almighty movies he does, I still love this man -- will also star.

Which led us to wonder, who would we choose to star in our other Hemingway favorites?

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A Farewell to Arms

Lieutenant Frederic Henry: Emile Hirsch
Nurse Catherine Barkley: Keira Knightley

The Sun Also Rises

Lady Brett Ashley: Natalie Portman
Novelist Robert Cohn: Zac Efron
WWI vet and journalist Jake Barnes: Shia LeBeouf
Young matador Pedro Romero: Gael Garcia Bernal

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Old Man and the Sea

Santiago, the Cuban fisherman: Edward James Olmos


And now for your suggestions. Who would you cast in the upcoming production of Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls? No pressure, but the New York Times did say that "this is the best book Ernest Hemingway has written, the fullest, the deepest, the truest. It will, I think, be one of the major novels in American literature."

The roles include:

Robert Jordan, American with a deep sense of duty:
Pablo, rebel leader with by a dangerous self-interest:
Maria, Jordan's love interest:
Pilar, Pablo's wife and temporary leader of his band:

Don't worry, we won't ask you to adapt, direct or produce anything.


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