Adam Driver Lands Lead Role in Real-Life Cuban Revolution Movie

The Kylo Ren of the ‘Star Wars’ movie franchise is expected to portray the main character in ‘The Yankee Comandante’, a true-story film about the fall of Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista.

AceShowbiz -Actor Adam Driver is reuniting with filmmaker Jeff Nichols for a real-life movie set during the Cuban Revolution.

The project will be based on reporter David Grann‘s 2012 New Yorker article, titled “The Yankee Comandante“, which chronicled U.S. native William Alexander Morgan‘s role in overthrowing Dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959, paving the way for Fidel Castro to take office.

Nichols is writing the script, from which he will direct, with Driver on board as his leading man, reports Variety.

The official logline for Yankee Comandante reads, “Two people rose to the rank of Comandante in the Cuban Revolution. One was Che Guevara. The other was a man from Ohio; this is his story.”

Nichols and Driver previously teamed up for 2016’s “Midnight Special“.

Production on the new film is expected to begin next year 2021.

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