It has long been been rumored, but now its official. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Benicio del Toro is playing Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara in a new Steven Soderbergh docudrama.
The suspected name of the project is Guerrilla. The plot revolves around Guevara and his attempt to overthrow and oust Fidel Castro from his post in the Cuban government in 1959. Del Toro will spend nine weeks in Spain shooting the film.
Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, Oscar-nominated for Maria Full of Grace, has also been added to the cast.
Guerrilla is currently in production.