Gael García to play a Cuban spy

Gael García will star in Olivier Assayas' new film "Wasp Network"

Gael García to play a Cuban spy in new film
“It is a story about a Cuban espionage organization in Miami in the 90s. There are no secrets to the story, because it is based on real characters," claimed Assayas - Photo: Rodolfo Ayala/EL UNIVERSAL
English 24/10/2018 20:18 César Huerta Mexico City Actualizada 20:44

On February 2019, Mexican actor Gael García Bernal and Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramírez will transform into Cuban agents for the long feature film “Wasp Network,” which will be mainly shot in the Caribbean island.

French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, known for films such as “Carlos” and “Paris, je t’aime,” will now work with a Spanish-speaking cast for his new project.

The movie is based on a book called The Last Soldiers of the Cold War, written by the Brazilian journalist Fernando Morais, which tells about five undercover agents in the United States who remained loyal to the Cuban government after being discovered by U.S. authorities.

“It is a story about a Cuban espionage organization in Miami in the 90s. There are no secrets to the story, because it is based on real characters. Edgar will give life to René González, a cuban spy, and Penélope Cruz will act as his wife. Gael will be Viramontes, the leader of the spies,” said Assayas in an interview.

The French director visited Mexico after being invited as a special guest to the International Film Festival of Morelia, which will end next week.

“Wasp Network is a complex story. I had to simplify it to clarify my ideas,” he stated.

When asked about the project, Gael García said that it was best not to comment on something that he had not done yet.
 

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