A trailer for “Hemingway Gellhorn”, the HBO drama featuring METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, can be seen below. (Note: Lars can be seen briefly around the 38-second mark.) The film, also starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, is described as “a drama centered on 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.” Ulrich plays Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens in the TV movie.
Photos of Ulrich on the “Hemingway Gellhorn” set can be seen at Zimbio.com.
This is Ulrich‘s first substantial role in a feature film after making a cameo as himself in 2010’s Russell Brand comedy “Get Him To The Greek”. He also appeared in the 2004 documentary about METALLICA, “Some Kind Of Monster”.
When asked about acting in “Get Him to the Greek”, Lars said in a 2010 interview, “It was so much fun. I mean, they sent the script and I learned my lines. And when I showed up on the set, none of it mattered — they just took the script and threw it away. We were just improvising and having fun and insulting each other, and it was a great time. Russell, obviously, is a stand-up comedian, first and foremost, or at least he started as a stand-up comedian, so it’s all just improvising.”
“Hemingway Gellhorn” is scheduled to premiere on May 28 at 9:00 p.m.