Cuba Politics

Benicio del Toro to play Che Guevara in Guerrillero movie

Posted March 28, 2006 by publisher in Cuba Politics.

Associated Press

Benicio del Toro will star in Guerrillero, a film detailing the later life of lefist revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara , officials said.

Officials plan to construct six sets Mexico’s central Veracruz area and begin filming later this month, Ricardo Rodriguez, film and audio visual coordinator for the High Mountains Regional Tourism Concession, said Sunday.

Guevara helped Fidel Castro lead the Cuban revolution in 1956 and tried to spark leftist uprisings throughout the region until he was killed while battling army forces with a band of guerrillas in rural Bolivia in 1967.

Rodriguez said Mexican territory will be made to look like the countryside of Cuba and Bolivia for the movie.

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