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Gillian Anderson to star in Gellhorn biopic

She’ll produce and star in a movie about Martha Gellhorn, legendary war correspondent and onetime wife of Ernest Hemingway

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(FROM VARIETY) — The truth is out there for another Gillian Anderson character. The X-Files star will produce and star in a biopic of Martha Gellhorn, the pioneering female war correspondent who covered the Spanish Civil War and married Ernest Hemingway. Anderson’s company, Fiddlehead Prods., has acquired the rights to Caroline Moorehead’s 2004 biography Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life; playwright/screenwriter Sharman Macdonald (The Winter Guest) will adapt the book for the screen. “Martha Gellhorn was one of the most respected journalists of this century,” Variety quotes Anderson as saying, “and I thought Caroline’s biography effectively encompassed her rich and complex life.” Anderson will next be seen in The X-Files: I Want to Believe, opening in theaters on July 25. (Variety)

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