First Look: Fidel Castro in Soderbergh's Argentine / Guerrilla

January 4, 2008
Source: AICN

First Look: Fidel Castro in Soderbergh's Argentine / Guerrilla

One of the more exciting set of films that will probably arrive in theaters sometime in 2009, is Steven Soderbergh's back-to-back double-movie epic on Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara. The result is two separate films, The Argentine and Guerrilla. The Argentine deals with Guevara's attempt to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista in Cuba by mobilizing an army of Cuban exiles lead by Fidel Castro. Guerrilla deals with Guevara's trip to New York City to address the United Nations in 1964. Courtesy of AICN, we have the first photos from the film that show Demián Bichir as Fidel Castro.

Benicio Del Toro plays Che Guevara in the films, but no photos of him have appeared yet. The person who sent the photos in also commented saying, "the sets and costumes look amazingly authentic!" I've got my full confidence in Steven Soderbergh, especially considering he is one of my personal favorite directors. Take a look at the new photos below of Demián Bichir as Castro.

Demián Bichir as Fidel CastroDemián Bichir as Fidel Castro

Demián Bichir as Fidel Castro

Both The Argentine and Guerrilla are directed and co-written by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, The Good German, Ocean's Thirteen). Peter Buchman (Jurassic Park III, Eragon) also helped co-write the scripts with Soderbergh. Focus Features will release both films, but release dates have not been set yet.

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Interesting note: this set of films reminds me a lot of Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers / Letters from Iwo Jima... And in the same vein, I'm worried that one of these will be incredible, and the other so/so. Letters from Iwo Jima was absolutely stunning, while Flags of our Fathers was quite bad. I REALLY hope Soderbergh can pull of two incredible films rather than resulting to the "one or the other" effect.

Alex Billington on Jan 4, 2008


OOOOHHH yessss this looks good. Could rival the motorcycle diaries?? Cant wait for a trailer. *glees*

ramez on Jan 4, 2008


There is something rather obvious about the third photo of Demian that Fidel is also legendary for....let's just say he isn't referred to as "El Caballo" for nothing...

Norteamericana on Jan 4, 2008


This actor make him uglier than he was. Great job!

cubanazo on Sep 14, 2008

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