Stone’s Castro Biopic Shelved

“Three days Oliver Stone spent with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro for an HBO documentary may have been for nothing. HBO has shelved the project because Castro recently imprisoned 75 dissidents, some with terms of 28 years, and had three others executed after they hijacked a ferry in a failed attempt to reach the United States, refreshing an image of the Cuban president not seen in the film. Comandante was scheduled to air May 5, but has been pulled; no future airdate has been set.”