George Clooney Will Direct ‘The Yankee Comandante’

Posted by at 7:48 pm on June 6, 2012

George Clooney will take on David Grann’s recent New Yorker article, The Yankee Comandante into a feature film, per Deadline.  Clooney will produce the film with his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov at Focus Features.

The article tells the true story William Alexander Morgan, an American who, in 1959, joined Cuban rebels and helped to overthrow then-President Fulgencio Batista, paving the way for Fidel Castro. Two years after the revolution,  Morgan was suspected of being a traitor and a U.S. spy and was sentenced to death by firing squad.

Late last year, Clooney starred in The Descendants and both directed and starred in The Ides of March

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