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Mexican Demián Bichir will be Fidel Castro on two ocassions
Two movies about the life of Ernesto Che Guevara, titled The Guerrilla" and "The Argentine" and directed by the US filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, will have as one of the stars the Mexican actor Demián Bichir, who has the responsibility to play in both movies the Cuban president Fidel Castro. The shooting of both movies already started.

The Mexican actor Demián Bichir will play the Cuban president Fidel Castro in two movies about the life of Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967) that the US director Steven Soderbergh is currently shooting in Spain .

The news was informed by the Argentinean actor Gastón Pauls, in a statement made to Radio Continental of Buenos Aires

Pauls explained that the selection process for the character of the Cuban president "went through several people", but at the end the Mexican ended with it.

The Argentinean actor commented that "actually there will be two movies that will be premiered almost at the same time: one is "Guerrilla", that is the one I'm doing right now", specified the artist who plays Ciro Bustos, an Argentinean accused of turning in Che Guevara to the former Bolivian President René Barrientos (1964-1969).

The other film, explained Pauls, "it is called "El argentino" and starts when Che is presented to Fidel Castro and ends with the death of the guerrilla", in 1967, added.

Therefore Demián Bichir joins the cast leaded by Benicio del Toro, who [plays Guevara in both films that will be titled The Guerrilla" and "The Argentine" respectively and that are shooting right now in Spain with a 70 million dollar budget.

The role of the former Bolivian president René Barrientos, who was governing Bolivian when Che was ambushed and captured was going to be played by Antonio Banderas, but finally it didn't settled, coment6ed Pauls.

Catalina Sandina Moreno, Julia Ormond, Franka Potente, Jorge Perugorria, Jordi Molla, Oscar Jaenada, Eduard Fernández and Rubén Ochandianoare also part of the group of actors who will be part of these movies.

Bichir is known for his roles in "Sexo, pudor y lágrimas" (1999), "Santitos" (1999) and "American Visa" (2005) among others.

The project is complete based on the Che Guevara's diary, a document that the own guerrilla was writing during his fight.

Source: Cubarte

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