Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Drew Goddard Circling The Spider-Man Reboot
He's in discussions for the latest take on the character
First Proper Look At Daredevil's Kingpin
Vincent D'Onofrio is ready to cause trouble
Ethan Hawke Rides In For The Magnificent Seven
Training Day reunion klaxon!
Jennifer Lawrence Says It's What I Do
Steven Spielberg attached to direct the war photographer film
Latest Red Band Trailer For Get Hard
Will Ferrell: thug strife
Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake
Luc Besson's new thriller
Iko Uwais Runs To Mile 22
A new action thriller with Ronda Rousey
Jamie Dornan Heads To Anthropoid
He's leading a World War II thriller with Cillian Murphy
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Here's Hawkeye!
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 February 2015
Latest Trailer For The Gunman
Is the Penn mightier than the opposition?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Behind The Candelabra (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Side Effects (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

31 October 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

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.



Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Superman Sequel Deal For Singer
But it's only the first step

Your Comments

sykobayb
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

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

Posted by DancesWithWolves12 at 15:15 on 01 November 2006 | Report This Post

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

Posted by Acho at 11:24 on 31 October 2006 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)