For those of you who’ve yet to hear, Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic) has made a super-sized movie — like Kill Bill, one big movie cut into two regular ones — about the legendary Che Guevara. The film, starring Benicio Del Toro, is simply called Che, with the first half being called The Argentine, the second, Guerrilla.
Check out the poster here at right; click for larger view.
Both The Argentine and Guerrilla screened at Cannes and at the time of this writing, it had not been picked up by a studio, which really hurt my feelings, because I personally am itching to see it! But as I was about to post this, my editor informed me that the NY Post [via /Film] that Magnolia Pictures has picked up the film for U.S. theatrical release. That is awesome news!
I had originally linked a bootleg trailer for Che here below, which was all I needed to see to be sold, but it seems to have been pulled down already. Oh, wait, found another one, it even looks legit, check it out below.
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