The trailer for Papa: Hemingway In Cuba tells the story of the old, Pulitzer Prize-winning man and the Caribbean Sea, where he settled in the ’40s. The film is based on a true story, and stars Adrian Sparks (Alias, The Purge: Anarchy) as Ernest Hemingway, who’s so taken by a letter from Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) that he invites the journalist to go fishing with him in Cuba. Petitclerc shares his Hemingway worship with the author, telling him he learned “the English language” by reading his short stories. Their budding friendship is slightly derailed by the Cuban Revolution and Hemingway’s paranoia, but it also inspires some of Petitclerc’s best reporting.
The late Petitclerc, who also adapted Hemingway’s Islands In The Stream for the big screen, wrote the script for Papa: Hemingway In Cuba. Directed by Bob Yari, the film hits theaters April 29.