Papa: According to Variety, Nick Nolte is in negotiations to star in Papa, the film based on Denne Bart Petitclerc's script about his life in Cuba with Ernest Hemingway.

Anthony Hopkins dropped out of the pic, which is now scheduled to begin production May 30th in Australia.

Director Adrian Noble remains onboard, as does the film's financing from British tax-sale-leaseback group Scion, international sales company Hanway Films and the Bank of Ireland.