Spacey, Firth to star in Orwell movie
Published May 19 2009, 16:07 BST | By Alex Fletcher
Kevin Spacey and Colin Firth
are to star in an adaptation of George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia
Hugh Hudson is directing the movie, which will be based on a Bob Ellis script.
The famous book told Orwell and his wife Eileen's real-life story as they travelled to Barcelona to battle Stalinism. Orwell went on to fight with the Anarchist brigade and participate in the Spanish Civil War.
According to Variety
, the film will focus on Orwell's relationship with brigade commander Georges Kopp.
Shooting is expected to begin in early 2010 in England, Spain, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Uruguay.