George Clooney to helm The Yankee Comandante

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 Yankee Comandante.
It 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.
Not 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.
Clooney will next be seen opposite Sandra Bullock in Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity.

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