Oliver Stone Making Hugo Chavez Documentary


Oliver Stone is following up his George W. Bush biopic W. with a documentary about Venezuela’s controversial President Hugo Chavez, says Variety.

Stone has been working on the untitled film for six months and is hoping to have it ready for next year.

“It’s about Chavez and the South American revolution,” Stone told the trade in a reference to the wave of leftist politicians elected to office in Latin America in recent years.

Stone was with Chavez in February during the dramatic rescue of hostages that Chavez helped to broker from the militant Columbian FARC group. The doc will not focus on the rescue but rather the opposition Chavez has faced at home and abroad, especially from the Bush administration, which has been vocal in its distaste for the populist socialism espoused by Venezuela’s president.

Stone is also working on a second doc, details of which he is keeping under wraps.