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Soderbergh's Che Guevara Film Is On
...Make that films - he's working on two

31 October 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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He’s been saying for ages that he’ll make a Che Guevara biopic. And, in a surprising move, Steven Soderbergh has announced that, now he’s finally getting around to it, he’s actually making two films about the Latin American revolutionary.

Benicio Del Toro is already signed on to play Che, while Javier Bardem, Franka Potente and Benjamin Bratt are close to taking on parts.

Soderbergh will shoot the two movies – The Argentine and Guerrilla – back to back around South America, and using mostly Spanish dialogue and working with a combined budget of less than $70 million.

The Argentine sees Che and a group of Cuban exiles – led by Fidel Castro - arrive at Cuba from Mexico in 1956. It takes them just two years to gather massive support and an army powerful enough to collapse the US-friendly dictatorship that had been in place.  Guerrilla takes over in 1964, when Guevara travelled to New York to speak at the United Nations.

Despite being busy with Ocean’s 13, Soderbergh has already shot the opening footage for Guerrilla, with Julia Ormond playing TV reporter Lisa Howard, who helped the revolutionary get his chance to speak. Oh, and if he wasn’t already taking on enough work, the filmmaker has also been shooting a documentary about Guevara while he’s been doing his research.



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I only looked at this article because I also thought it was Gorgeous George!!! What a disappointment! More

Posted by BigTandco at 09:54 on 05 November 2006 | Report This Post

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That pic bares an uncanny resemblance to George Clooney!!!! More

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I think the black and white photo of Guevara looks like George Clooney! More

Posted by skeletonjack at 16:25 on 31 October 2006 | Report This Post

It's a shame that Soderburgh is a twat, well it's not, but hey, it's nice to be nice More

Posted by CameronJames at 11:53 on 31 October 2006 | Report This Post

del Toro IS Guevara
He looks like a perfect fit - can't imagine anyone else playing him! Will Soderbergh draft in Garcia Bernal to play the young Che in a flashback sequence?! More

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