MUMBAI: Following his directorial stint in the much
appreciated The Ides of March, George Clooney is all
set to once again helm a political film. The 51-year-old
actor has been roped in to direct Focus Features' The
is said that the production house is making a rights
deal for Yankee Comandante that was an article written
by David Grann in the 28 May issue of The New Yorker.
The article, in question, centers on William Alexander
Morgan who helped Fidel Castro and the Cuban rebels
overthrow Fulgencio Batista. Morgan was the only American
in the rebel army and the sole foreigner other than
Che Guevara, the Argentinian icon. Morgan, whose motives
for being in Cuba were subject to suspicion, was later
imprisoned and charged with working for US intelligence.
only will Clooney serve as the director, he is also
likely to co-produce the same along with Grant Heslov,
his Smokehouse partner. He also produced Ben Affleck's
upcoming political drama Argo.
will next be seen opposite Sandra Bullock in Alfonso