Hugo Chavez Film By Oliver Stone Coming, Venezuela's President Says

06/21/2013 11:39 am ET
  • The Huffington Post

The life of Hugo Chávez is coming to the silver screen.

U.S. director and Latin American politics aficionado Oliver Stone will direct a film about the life of the late Venezuelan leader, the Associated Press reports.

“Oliver Stone is making a very beautiful film about our commander Hugo Chávez,” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Thursday, according to the Associated Press. He said the film would be finished within the next few months.

The three-time Oscar winner already portrayed Chávez on the big screen for the 2010 documentary “South of the Border,” about leftwing governments in Latin America.

Stone has a thing for leftwing Latin American strongmen. He’s also filmed a pair of documentaries about Cuba’s former Communist dictator Fidel Castro.

Chávez died on March 5 after a two-year long struggle with a cancer in his pelvic region that he never publicly identified.

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