Benjamin Bratt and Che Guevara Biopics

I’d like to remind to those interested that The Argentine and Guerilla – a two-part biopic of Che Guevara – will soon be released in theaters (actually, between November 13, 2008, and March, 2009, depending on the country) and trailers and teaser trailers are floating on the Internet.

Hopefully, there aren’t many people who were planning to see these movies just because of Benjamin’s role in them. In fact, he is still listed on the cast of characters for Guerrilla on many sites (here, too) and he was really in talks to play a key role in it (The Argentine Movie – Reviews), but delays in the filming for The Argentine/Guerilla made so that Benjamin had to drop out due to other commitments, at least according to an entry on MTV Movies Blog dating to late last year  (Benjamin Bratt Bows Out Of Che Guevara Biopics), though he had supposedly been excited about the projects and talking about them since at least 2004 (An Interview with Benjamin Bratt – scroll down almost to the end of the interview).

2 thoughts on “Benjamin Bratt and Che Guevara Biopics”

  1. I can imagine that it was a big disappointment not being able to do the Che movies, they would have been a great opportunity. I remember being really excited when I heard that he had landed a role in them :( .

  2. I agree with you, Kati, about the disappointment of not being able to do the Che movies. I don’t know how much their storyline had to do with Benjamin being drawn to the Che movies, but working with Soderbergh – who seem to have a special talent for making movies that get nominated or awarded prizes – would have been a great opportunity, professionally.
    Personally, I’m still curious to see how Soderbergh went about telling about Che’s life (perhaps because I would like to understand why some turned Che into a myth).

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