The story about another fake movie to help smuggle someone out of a country is on the fast track to the big-screen. Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are attached to direct The Big Cigar at Sony Pictures.
Faris and husband Dayton worked together for six years to release a second film, this year’s romantic comedy-drama Ruby Sparks, but have speedily landed on their next project.
It’s The Big Cigar, based on a Playboy Magazine article about Black Panthers co-founder Huey Newton and an Argo-esque successful covert effort to smuggle him out of the U.S. into Cuba so he could avoid facing a charge of murder in America.
By the early 1970s, Newton had become a bosom buddy, often staying at Easy Rider producer Bert Schneider’s digs for weeks at a time. The iconoclastic producer helped develop a movie project built around Newton »
- Nick Martin
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