Danny Glover's biopic of Toussaint Louverture, which certainly sounds promising, is being brought to the big screen with funding from Hugo Chavez.
The Venezuelan congress said it would use the proceeds from a recent bond sale with Argentina to finance Glover's biopic of Toussaint Louverture, an iconic figure in the Caribbean who led an 18th-century revolt in Haiti.
A more interesting tidbit from the Guardian:
It will also give seed money for a film version of The General in His Labyrinth, Gabriel García Márquez's novel about the last days of Simón Bolívar, who liberated much of South America from Spanish colonialism.
Chavez has got to be familiar with the plot of the novel, right? Is there any particular message we should take from a self-styled liberator of the people funding a story about the original liberator being beset by humiliations before kicking the bucket in obscurity? Or did someone just come to him, say "I want to make a Bolívar movie," and get a bucket of money and a high five?