By on 8 July, 2010

The X-Files star Gillian Anderson has decided to shelve plans to star as Ernest Hemingway’s wife Martha Gellhorn on the big screen – because Nicole Kidman is filming the same story in another project.

Anderson spent two years developing a biopic of the author and his war reporter wife, she has now abandoned the movie following news that Oscar-winner Kidman and Clive Owen have signed up to star in ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn‘, James Gandolfini’s upcoming TV movie for U.S. channel HBO.

Blaming herself for taking too long to polish the script, she tells the Daily Express:

“The sad news is I have to let go of Gellhorn as HBO is doing the exact story with Nicole and Clive Owen. But these things happen and I was taking too long getting the script right and it’s my own damned fault.”

She may well have been perfect for the role, but I guess we’ll never know now.

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