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‘Gellhorn’ biopic acquired by Gillian Anderson’s Fiddlehead Productions

Female war correspondents are a tough batch, and who knows tough better than “X-Files” agent Dana Scully, aka Gillian Anderson?

Female war correspondents are a tough batch, and who knows tough better than “X-Files” agent Dana Scully, aka Gillian Anderson?

Caroline Moorehead’s 2004 biography “Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life” was acquired by Anderson’s company, Fiddlehead Productions, and will be adapted for the screen by British screenwriter Sharman Macdonald. Anderson will star as war journalist Martha Gellhorn and will follow her life as Ernest Hemingway’s third wife and prolific career as one of the great 20th century journalists.

One of the first of her kind, Gellhorn traveled to Europe to cover the Spanish Civil War and went on to report from the Italian Front, the Vietnam War and the U.S. invasion at Panama. A trailblazer for her time, she would fit in swell in modern-day America; she married twice but had countless lovers and was extremely left wing, panning Fascists, Ronald Reagan and all Germans. She would probably be voting for Obama come November if she hadn’t died at 89.

With four films in production as well the July 25th premiere of “The X-Files: I Want To Believe” to look forward to, it seems like Anderson’s got everyone talking about her again.

Outlaw Production’s Deborah Newmyer and Michael Glassman will produce “Gellhorn” along with Sarah Radclyffe.

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