The Yari Film Group has released a new trailer for Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, the new biopic about Ernest Hemingway’s years in the Caribbean nation. Watch the full preview below!
In the film, a young newspaper reporter (Giovanni Ribisi) writes a letter to his idol, Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Hemingway responds with an invitation to visit him in Cuba, and his young fan arrives just in time to see Fidel Castro’s communist forces sweeping across the country.
Castro’s revolution ended in 1959 and put a Communist country right in America’s front yard. Cuba went on to play an important role in the Cold War. Hemingway – who turned 60 the year that the film takes place – went on to commit suicide in his Idaho home just two years later.
The film’s release comes at a time when Cuban-American relations are finally beginning to mend. President Obama is in Cuba this month, and the film itself was shot in part on Cuban soil – marking the first time that a Hollywood movie was filmed in the country since Fidel Castro’s revolution.
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba was directed by Bob Yari and written by Denne Bart Petitclerc. It will be released in the United States on April 29 of this year.