To his greater chagrin, Ma calls him "Hen."
William Hurt will be taking the role of Henning Hale-Orviston (H2O) in the upcoming screen adaptation of The River Why.
IMBD has details on the cast, director, and producer on the project. LINK
Hurt himself makes it official in this interview with CNN. LINK
CNN: What about your upcoming projects?
Hurt: There's a small independent film I'm about to do called "The River Why," and hopefully I'm going to do some episodes on "Damages" with Glenn Close.