Malick has set Ryan Gosling, Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt and Franka Potente to play Guevara’s closest confidantes in the revolution.
The film is fully financed by Bill Pohlad’s River Toad and VIP/Rising Star, entities that are producing with Morena Films, Laura Bickford, Steven Soderbergh and Del Toro. Pohlad controls domestic rights.
Since gaining notice in HBO’s “True Believer,” Gosling has had roles in “The United States of Leland,” upcoming New Line pic “The Notebook” and the Marc Forster-directed “Stay.”
Bratt recently wrapped “Catwoman” opposite Halle Berry; Bardem just completed the Michael Mann-directed “Collateral” with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx; and Potente, discovered by Hollywood in “Run Lola Run,” next stars in “The Bourne Identity” sequel “The Bourne Supremacy.”