- THE YANKEE COMMANDATE
George Clooney has set his sights on adapting David Grann's recent New Yorker article, The Yankee Comandante into a feature film. Deadline has the news, saying that Clooney will produce the film with his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov at Focus Features.
The article, published just days ago, 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.