Moxie Pictures and Killer Pictures are developing a feature film based on “The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba and Herbert Matthews of the New York Times” says Variety.
Written by NYT correspondent Anthony DePalma, the book examines how Matthews’ mythmaking profiles of Castro set the stage for his rise to power.
Matthews, one of the top foreign correspondents of his era, was smuggled into the jungles of the Sierra Maestra Mountains to get the first detailed interview with Castro.
That and other glowing articles impacted American perception before the fall of the Batista regime and Castro’s takeover of the Cuban government. A screenwriter will be set shortly.