The movie adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s Across the River and Into the Trees has added Josh Hutcherson and Sabrina Impacciatore to the cast, Variety exclusively reported. The Hunger Games actor and Italian thespian will join Liev Shreiber, Matilda De Angelis, Laura Morante, and Giancarlo Giannini, who were previously announced.
Variety also states that in Hemingway’s popular novel, published in 1950, Colonel Richard Cantwell, who will be played by Shreiber in the film, “is duck hunting in Northern Italy during the closing days of World War II and dealing with a star-crossed romance with a woman, having been damaged both physically and mentally during World War I and trying to come to terms with his own mortality.”
Robert MacLean of Tribune Pictures, John Smallcombe, and Ken Gord will be producing the film, while Spanish director Paula Ortiz is directing the adapted screenplay by Peter Flannery. The film is being produced in association with Jianmin LV and Spring Era Films, with William J. Immerman and Justin Raikes executive producing and Andrea Biscaro serving as the Italian line producer.