Jennifer Lawrence is Fidel Castro’s Lover in Upcoming Film

Jennifer Lawrence is Fidel Castro’s Lover in Upcoming Film

According to a report in Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence will portray Marita Lorenz in the biopic Marita, a pitch from Eric Warren Singer, co-writer of American Hustle. Sony Pictures picked up the project from the Oscar-nominated writer in a competitive situation. Matt Tolmach will produce the romantic spy drama with Lawrence and Scott Mednick. Andre … Read more

Ozzy Osbourne Flying High Again in Cuba

Ozzy Osbourne Flying High Again in Cuba

Ozzy Osbourne, the British lead singer and rabble rouser of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, is visiting Cuba this week with his son, Jack Osbourne. The only shooting anticipated during Ozzy’s visit will be linked to film footage for a rumored History Channel documentary. Ozzy’s Cuba family vacation comes just weeks before the beginning … Read more

Hemingway’s Life in Cuba Profiled in Bipoic – Debuts at Havana Film Festival

Ernest Hemingway biopic Papa premiers today as part of Cuba’s 37th International Festival of New Latin Cinema, Variety reports. Last month, the film won “Best Narrative” award at the Key West Film Festival. Papa, based on a true story, follows journalist Ed Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) on his adventure to Cuba during the time period preceding … Read more

Ethan Hawke Among Other Stars Attending Havana Film Festival

Ethan Hawke Among Other Stars Attending Havana Film Festival

Ethan Hawke is among other film celebrities including Tim Robbins attending the 37th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana this December 3-13. According to event organizers, requests from US participants overwhelmed the event forcing the restriction of passes given to US citizens. The Festival promotes and awards those works whose significance and … Read more

Why Chanel Is Coming to Cuba

By Dana Niland Cuba Journal Contributor Chanel has announced that it will stage a show in Cuba on May 3, 2016, the fashion line’s first in Latin America. The brand will present its new Cruise collection at the event, which it hosts annually at locations around the world including Miami, Venice, Singapore, Dubai, and Seoul. … Read more

Coppola Discusses Film and Food With Cuban Students

In July, Francis Ford Coppola visited San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba to discuss film making at La Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) – Cuba’s International School of Film and Television. Coppola held a conference at the school and met with students and faculty to discuss his passion for film. According to a … Read more

British Singer Sting Is Latest Musician Planning Cuba Event

Dominic Miller, Sting’s Argentinian guitarist since 1991, revealed t0 that the famous singer wants to get to Cuba before Mick Jagger’s rumored March concert. Miller, who was visiting the island nation as part of Cuba’s British Cultural Week, gave a press conference at Cuban Art Factory (FAC). Miller also perf0rmed in concert at FAC as … Read more

Rihanna’s Cuba Visit Makes Vanity Fair Cover

One of the Caribbean’s biggest stars visited Cuba in May. The native of Barbados was reportedly recording a video but the Vanity Fair cover story, Rihanna: Our Woman in Havana, reveals the mission of her trip.  One of the most controversial images – taken by the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz – is of Rihanna lying … Read more

Mick Jagger Visits Cuba

By the Cuba Journal staff Legendary rock star Mick Jagger visited Cuba this weekend. Jagger was reportedly on a “private visit,” according to an official report. Jagger posted a photo of his trip to his Twitter account, writing “On a break in Cuba!” But other reports suggested he was scouting the area for a possible … Read more