George Clooney to Direct Cuban Military Drama 'The Yankee Comandante'

The Focus Features project is based on a May 28 article about the only foreigner other than Che Guevara to become a Comandante in Cuba.

George Clooney is attached to direct The Yankee Comandante, a Focus Features drama based on a New Yorker article about an American who assisted Fidel Castro and other Cuban rebels overthrow the reigning Fulgencio Batista in Cuba. Clooney and partner Grant Heslov will produce via their Smokehouse production company, a rep for Focus confirms.

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