Alberto Arvelo’s epic about the life of South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar will also star Maria Valverde and Danny Huston.

Carlos actor Edgar Ramírez is to take on the role of politician Simon Bolivar in Libertador, to be directed by Alberto Arvelo and written by Children Of Men screenwriter Timothy Sexton.

Production is already underway on the project, with the cast also featuring María Valverde, Danny Huston, Imanol Arias and Gary Lewis.

Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. The film will be told from his point of view, tracing his quests, epic military campaigns and vision to unify South America.

Winfried Hammacher and Ana Loehnert are producing. Executive producers are Edgar Ramírez and Christer von Lindequist, who is also handling worldwide sales on the film.

The Venezuelan music director of the LA Philharmonic orchestra and the artistic director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel, has come on board to compose the score. 

The 14-week shoot will take place in Venezuela and Spain.

Libertador is being billed as the biggest independent production out of South America to date.