Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Cast in Hemingway Biopic


The multifarious bell is certainly tolling for Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich these days. Ulrich, last seen playing himself in a cameo role in Get Him to the Greek, has been cast in an HBO drama entitled Hemingway and Gellhorn, a film, unsurprisingly, about “the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway’s inspiration for “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.” The film, now shooting in San Francisco, stars Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman in the two eponymous roles, with Ulrich playing Dutch documentary filmmaker Joris Ivens. We always pegged Nicole Kidman for a Metallica fan. [via Vol. 1 Brooklyn via Blabbermouth]