Ramirez to Portray El Libertador Simon Bolivar

Édgar Ramírez is preparing to take on another real-life role…

Edgar Ramirez

Following his award-winning performance as Carlos the Jackal in 2010 biopic Carlos, the 35-year-old Venezuelan actor will portray Simón Bolívar in Libertador.

Simon Bolivar

Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. Told from his point of view, the film will trace his expeditions, epic military campaigns and vision to unify South America. The Venezuelan military and political leader is considered one of the most influential politicians in American history.

Ramírez, who most recently starred in Wrath of the Titans, will also serve as an executive producer on the film project.

Along with Ramírez in the title role, the cast includes Danny Huston, María Valverde, Imanol Arias and Billy Elliot’s Gary Lewis.

Venezuelan filmmaker Alberto Arvelo, who directed Ramírez in his last feature, Cyrano Fernandez, is set to helm the project.

Meanwhile, L.A. Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamelwho will be helping kick off the London 2012 Festival with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra—is scoring the Spanish, French and English-language pic.

Ramirez May Star in Bin Laden Movie…

Edgar Ramirez may soon become a Navy SEAL in Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about Osama Bin Laden.

The 34-year-old Venezuelan actor, who has starred in Carlos and The Bourne Ultimatum, is reportedly being considered for a role in the film, along with actress Jessica Chastain and actor Mark Strong, according to Deadline.com.

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Directed by Bigelow, who became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director for The Hurt Locker, the drama will reportedly tell the story of Navy SEAL Team 6′s
extensive hunt for the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden, who was finally killed in a covert mission last year.

The project isn’t without controversy. The Pentagon will reportedly investigate charges made by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) that Bigelow and her team somehow received inside information about the mission from the Obama Administration in preparing the script.

Despite the drama surrounding the drama, the script has been completed and Bigelow is expected to move forward with filming.

Sony Pictures has scheduled the film for release on December 19, to avoid this year’s presidential election.

Meanwhile, Ramirez will next star in Wrath of the Titans, a sequel to the recent Clash of the Titans reboot.

Ramirez Appears in Just-Released “Wrath of the Titans” Trailer…

He won’t be appearing in Wrath of the Titans until next spring, but you don’t have to wait that long to get a glimpse of Édgar Ramírez in the sequel to last year’s Clash of the Titans reboot.

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The 34-year-old Venezuelan actor appears in the just-released trailer for the fantasy film. The pulse-pounding two-minute clip shows what happens when the movie’s titular Titans spring loose from their supernatural prison and unleash their wrath on the Greek gods.

“They’ll bring chaos, the end of the world,” warns Liam Neeson as Zeus.

From the looks of the trailer, you can expect plenty of special effects in Wrath, including a lumbering Cyclops and a two-bodied, eight-armed ogre that slashes his way past his enemies.

Ramírez plays Ares, the treacherous god of war, in the film, hich sees the return of Sam Worthington as Perseus.

Wrath of the Titans hits theatres on March 30, 2012.