A.E. Hotchner's best-selling biography Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir has been optioned for a big screen adaptation by The Gotham Group and producer Kevin Fortuna. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Peter McHugh will co-produce the film.

The project will look at the last fourteen years of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemmingway's life. About the project, Goldsmith-Vein stated, "It is rare that we have such intimate, truthful knowledge about the life and, ultimately, demise of a true American icon."

The film does not have a set start date at this time.