New Line Cinema has optioned the Aran Shetterly book “The Americano: Fighting for Freedom in Castro’s Cuba, an Untold Story” reports Variety.
Robert Schwentke (“Flightplan”) is attached to direct the pic centering on William Morgan, an American who became a key figure in the Cuban revolution in the late 1950s.
Commanding the legendary Cuban fighting column known as the Tigers of the Jungle. The blond, gold-plated pistol packing fighter became caught up in the conflicting agendas of guerrilla leader Castro, U.S. mobsters and the FBI.
When he turned against Castro after the Cuban leader embraced communism, Morgan was executed in 1961. The script for this film adaptation will be written by Mark Bailey.
Schwentke is currently readying “The Time Traveler’s Wife” with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams starring.