‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Star Wars’ actor, Adam Driver has signed up to star in Jeff Nichols adaptation ‘Yankee Comandante’.
Based on David Grann’s New Yorker article, the film focuses on two people who rose to the rank of comandante during the Cuban Revolution. One was Che Guevara. The other was a man from Ohio.
Nichols will write and direct the feature. Imperative Entertainment and 30West are in discussions with select studios about the film which aims to begin shooting next year.
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Driver and Nichols previously worked together on ‘Midnight Special’ which told the story of the government and a group of religious extremists pursuing a man (Michael Shannon) and his son (Jaeden Lieberher), a young boy who possesses special powers.
As Hollywood shut down due to the pandemic, Driver was filming on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’ with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jodie Comer. He was last seen in Netflix feature ‘Marriage Story’ alongside Scarlett Johansson and Amazon’s ‘The Report’ as well as reprising his role as Kylo Ren in the final instalment of the Skywalker saga ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’
Nichols is best known for his work with’Mud’, ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘Midnight Special’. His last picture was ‘Loving’ which starred Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance.