Across the River and Into the Trees (film)

Across the River and Into the Trees is an upcoming British-Italian film based on the 1950 novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. Produced by Tribune Pictures, the film is directed by Paula Ortiz from a screenplay by Peter Flannery. It stars Liev Schreiber, Matilda De Angelis, Laura Morante, Javier Cámara, Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Hutcherson, and Danny Huston.

Across the River and into the Trees
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Directed byPaula Ortiz
Produced by
  • Robert K. MacLean
  • John Smallcombe
  • Ken Gord
Screenplay byPeter Flannery
Based onAcross the River and into the Trees
by Ernest Hemingway
Starring
CinematographyJavier Aguirresarobe
Edited by
Production
company
Tribune Pictures
Countries
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
LanguageEnglish

PremiseEdit

Across the River and Into the Trees tells the story of Colonel Richard Cantwell, a semi-autobiographical character wounded and damaged both physically and mentally by the war, seeking inner peace, and trying to come to terms with his own mortality.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Development and pre-productionEdit

In 2016, Pierce Brosnan, Isabella Rossellini, and María Valverde joined the cast of an adaptation of Across the River and into the Trees, a novel by Ernest Hemingway, with Martin Campbell set to direct from a screenplay by Peter Flannery.[1][2] On September 7, 2020, it was announced that Paula Ortiz would replace Campbell as director, and that the rest of the roles would be recast. That same day, Liev Schreiber was cast in the lead role of the project as Colonel Richard Cantwell, with Matilda De Angelis, Laura Morante, Javier Cámara, and Giancarlo Giannini also set to star.[3] In November, Josh Hutcherson was added to the cast, with Danny Huston joining the following year in February.[4][5]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography for the film was scheduled to begin in Venice in October 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy with cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe.[6] On March 3, 2021, it was reported exclusively by Screen International that production had concluded and that editing would be done by Kate and Stuart Baird.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kit, Borys (February 8, 2016). "Pierce Brosnan, Martin Campbell to Adapt Ernest Hemingway Novel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Kit, Borys (November 3, 2016). "AFM: Isabella Rossellini Joins Pierce Brosnan in Adaptation of Ernest Hemingway Novel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  3. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (September 7, 2020). "Liev Schreiber To Lead Hemingway Adaptation 'Across The River And Into The Trees', Film To Shoot In Venice Next Month". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (November 9, 2020). "Josh Hutcherson Joins 'Across the River and Into the Trees' (Exclusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  5. ^ Ritman, Alex (February 22, 2021). "Danny Huston Joins Liev Schreiber in Hemingway Adaptation 'Across the River and Into the Trees' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (September 7, 2020). "Liev Schreiber Starring in 'Across the River and Into the Trees' Movie, Shooting in Italy in October". Variety. Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Kay, Jeremy (March 3, 2021). "Production wraps in Italy on The Exchange EFM sales title 'Across The River And Into The Trees' (exclusive)". Screen International. Archived from the original on March 4, 2021. Retrieved March 4, 2021.

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