Benicio del Toro is starring as Argentine communist revolutionary Che Gueverra in an upcoming movie directed by Steven Soderbergh.
The film reunites del Toro with Soderbergh for the first time since Traffic, which earned the actor a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a Mexican police officer.
It will be interesting to see how well this picture does. Del Torro is a very capable actor, so no doubt he will be high on the list Best Actor Oscar predictions.
Sad thing is, that when films like this get announced, they are automatically thought of as awards calibre before they even begin shooting.
That is a lot to live up to.
What I will looking forward to is seeing how his two co-stars fair up, as they are both Oscar nominees as well.
Lets hope it is not all about the Benicio and Julia Ormond and Catalina Sandino Moreno will be the surprise attention getters.