Lars Ulrich Cast in Nicole Kidman Movie

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onstage at the Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Party held at Barker Hangar on November 4, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Musicians Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica perform onstage at exclusive the Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Party held at Barker Hangar on November 4, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. The party was held in celebration of the game, which launches on November 9, 2010. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Activision) Photo: Chris Weeks/2010 Getty Images

Something must be spurring HBO to cast creatively this week, because hot on the heels of slotting Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in Game Change, the network has added Metallica's Lars Ulrich to Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. Ulrich will play Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens in the TV movie, which chronicles the stormy marriage between Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn; David Strathairn, Parker Posey, and Tony Shalhoub have been added to the cast as well. (And yes, we're excited about this simply on the Kidman-Ulrich height differential alone.) [Deadline]