Benicio Del Toro has signed on to be one of seven directors, directing a segment for 7 Days in Havana, a Spanish-language film about contemporary Cuba.
According to Variety, Benicio Del Toro joins France's Laurent Cantet and Gaspar Noé, Argentina's Pablo Trapero, the Palestinian territories' Elia Suleiman, Spain's Julio Medem and Cuba's Juan Carlos Tabio.
The main characters in one short will appear as secondary characters in others.
"This is one connected and collective film. Each director shoots one episode, which takes place from morning to night," said Domehri.
Benicio Del Toro will helm a sometimes fictionalized documentary on a U.S. tourist's first 24 hours in Cuba; Julio Medem portrays a love triangle; Pablo Trapero tracks an actor who arrives in Havana to receive a prize; Elia Suleiman has a foreigner, whom he will play, wandering through Havana, waiting for something to happen; Laurent Cantet chronicles a family's offering to the ancient religion of Yoruba; Juan Carlos Tabio looks at Cubans' daily trials and joys; Noe follows an exorcism.
Budgeted at $4 million, 7 Days in Havana aims for an early 2011 shoot.