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Clooney to Direct Film About U.S.-Born Rebel in Cuba

Focus Features has already gotten down to negotiating a rights deal for David Grann's May 28 New Yorker piece, The Yankee Comandante, about U.S. native William Alexander Morgan who became one of the rare, prominent foreign leaders of the Cuban Revolution. George Clooney is attached to direct. There's an opportunity here for a revival of Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, as Morgan's involvement in Cuba attracted the attention of the F.B.I. boss. Spoiler alert: A defiant Morgan gets blown to smithereens by a firing squad.

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