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Adam Driver to join the Cuban Revolution in Jeff Nichols' Yankee Comandante

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According to Variety, Adam Driver is going to reunite with Midnight Special director Jeff Nichols for Yankee Comandante, a movie about a white guy from Ohio rising to the rank of comandante alongside Che Guevara during the Cuban Revolution. The movie is based on a David Grann New Yorker story of the same name, which focused on a man named William Alexander Morgan who fought alongside Guevara and Fidel Castro to overthrow Fulgencio Batista in the ‘50s. At the risk of spoiling a long piece and also the movie, things don’t work out super well for him once Castro’s regime starts to take a bit of a turn. There’s a love story along the way at least, so that’ll be fun… to a point. And Driver will probably grow a big Cuban Revolution beard! We can all look forward to that.

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The Variety story doesn’t have any other hard details, specifically regarding casting, but we do know that production won’t start until 2021 due to, you know, everything going on.

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