What Benicio del Toro really wants to do is direct. Which is why he’ll be so excited to hear the news that he’s directing a segment of 7 Days in Havana, a feature film in which seven directors tell different stories that leverage the Cuban cities location and culture, with each director getting a corresponding day of the week.
Del Toro will be directing the Monday segment in documentary fashion, with actor Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) travelling around the country for the first time, soaking up the culture and presumably not trying to be one of those Americans that just saddles up in an Irish pub wherever they are and orders light beer. Though that would be a pretty funny angle.
The other directors participating in the event include Laurent Cantet, Gaspar Noe, Elia Suleiman, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem and Juan Carlos Tabio. If you know who any of those people are, you receive the international cinema appreciation merit badge. (Deadline)