April 06, 2006 02:05:40 GMT
Antonio Banderas has signed on to play Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes in the historical epic "Conquistador"
Antonio Banderas bravely facing the challenge. The actor has signed on to star in the action drama "Conquistador". There in the flick he is about to portray Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes.
The story follows the expedition that sailed west from Cuba in 1519 in hopes of expanding the Spanish Empire. Cortes and his band of soldiers came upon what is now Mexico and swiftly brought about the destruction of the Aztec empire led by Moctezuma.
Slated to direct the film is Andrucha Waddington, while Nicholas Kazan wrote the screenplay. Production reportedly will begin later this September and take place in Spain, Mexico and South America.