The Yankee Comandante

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George Clooney will produce the film, based on David Grann's New Yorker article, "The Yankee Comandante." The article tells the true story William Alexander Morgan, an American who, in 1959, joined Cuban rebels and helped to overthrow then-President Fulgencio Batista, paving the way for Fidel Castro to become the nation's Prime Minister. Two years after the revolution, however, Morgan was suspected of being a traitor and a U.S. spy and was sentenced to death by firing squad.  

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Michael Fassbender To Play Shakespeare Classic "Macbeth"

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Michael Fassbender To Play Shakespeare Classic "Macbeth"

Michael Fassbender is attached to a new film adaptation of the Shakespeare classic "Macbeth" for See Saw Films ("Shame," "The King's Speech") and Film4.

Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff penned the script for this UK-Australian co-production which is expected to go on sale at the Cannes Film Festival.

This new version of 'the Scottish play' will be set in the 11th century and in the original language with Fassbender playing the ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord. It is said t ...


William Monahan To Tell "A Delicate Truth"

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William Monahan To Tell "A Delicate Truth"

Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan is in advanced talks to pen a film adaptation of John le Carré's new spy novel "A Delicate Truth" for The Ink Factory and BBC Films.

The story begins with a counter-terror operation to capture a jihadist arms-buyer being planned in Gibraltar.

Three years later, a foreign office secretary is summoned to the manor house of a retired British diplomat where he must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service.

The f ...


Robert DeNiro, Shia LaBeouf Team For "Spy's Kid"

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Robert DeNiro, Shia LaBeouf Team For "Spy's Kid"

Paramount Pictures has picked up the espionage thriller "Spy's Kid" which has "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso and actors Shia LaBeouf and Robert De Niro attached.

The story is based on Bryan Denson's six-part article series detailing the true story of a traitorous spy who enlists his son to continue his work.

Jim Nicholson was a twenty-year CIA veteran who in 1996 was convicted of spying and sentenced to 23 years in an Oregon federal prison.

In 2004, his depresse ...


Check More Upcoming From The Walt Disney

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Check More Upcoming From The Walt Disney

Day three of CinemaCon began this morning with a preview of the upcoming slate from The Walt Disney Studios, a name given for the combined output from Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, DreamWorks, Disney Animation and Disney proper.

Although they were notably excited about Marvel's next set of releases (which this year includes Iron Man 3 on May 3 and Thor: The Dark World on November 8), new footage was limited to just a few quick shots in an opening studio-wide sizzle reel. Shot ...