Gillian Anderson to Play Female War Reporter
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 11:00:14
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Gillian Anderson is trading in Agent Dana Scully's FBI badge for a tape recorder. The flame-haired actress will star in and produce a biopic based on the life of late, left-leaning war correspondent Martha Gelhorn, who became famous for her coverage of the Vietnam War. Gelhorn's 60-year career was prolific, since she reported on major world conflicts.
Gelhorn weathered a five-year marriage to writer Ernest Hemingway, who grew to resent her lengthy absences due to work assignments. In 1998, at the age of 89, Gelhorn was ill and totally blind, eventually committing suicide by taking a poison pill. The film is being adapted by Anderson's Fiddlehead Productions from Gelhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life, a biography by Caroline Moorehead.
In the meantime, Anderson can be seen in the hotly anticipated X-Files: I Want to Believe, which opens nationally on July 25.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff