Hugo Chavez Film Projects
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Venezuela's Congress, the plaything of authoritarian president Hugo Chavez, announced this week it will pony up $20 million for two films produced by "Operation Dumbo Drop" actor Danny Glover. One project is reportedly a biopic about Venezuelan-born South American liberator-hero Simon Bolivar, the other about Haitian revolutionary Touissant L'Ouverture. Given Mr. Chavez's newfound penchant for the movies, we thought we'd suggest some other ideas for the Castro wannabe.
1. The Assassination of Pat Robertson - Taking a cue from the incendiary 2004 Sean Penn vehicle "The Assassination of Richard Nixon," this could be the Venezuelan president's imaginary payback to the titular "700 Club" televangelist, who in 2005 notoriously suggested it would be a good idea to bump off Mr. Chavez.
2. "The Motorcycle Diaries" remake - Sure, Walter Salles' 2004 film drew a flattering portrait of a young Che Guevera - just not quite flattering enough. Hugo's version will feature Che saving children from a burning house and turning water into enough wine to let a thousand villagers toast socialism. …