The novel centers on Colonel Richard Cantwell, a 50-year-old US Army officer, tracing his placement in Italy during World War I, with general themes of death, death, and death (in the present-day, at the close of World War II, he has a terminal condition, though he is also rekindling an affair with an Italian countess).
In the film adaptation currently at Cannes, Liev Schreiber plays Cantwell, and I shall hazard a guess and say Josh Hutcherson plays someone who dies in a flashback. It is directed by Paula Ortiz of The Bride, and was adapted by Peter Flannery (The Devils Mistress).
Forget about a Hemingwayassance, Twitter seemed to think it was time for a Josh Hutcherson revival, with the actor trending last night; I don’t recall seeing him in much after painting himself to look like a river rock in Lionsgates’ adaptations of Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games.
The film was produced by Tribune Pictures. Stay tuned!