The first trailer for Alberto Arvelo Mendoza‘s Simon Bolivar biopic, Libertador, is now online. Edgar Ramirez stars as the legendary emancipator in the Timothy Sexton script, which is told from Bolivar’s perspective and focuses on his military campaign that attempted to unify South America. While Ramirez’s strong performance as the revolutionary is front and center in this first look, the beauty and variety of the South America continent’s lands and native people provides an excellent backdrop to his character’s story.
In addition to Ramirez, Libertador also stars Maria Valverde, Danny Huston, Imanol Arias, and Gary Lewis. Libertador plays at the Los Angeles Film Festival this weekend, and opens in theaters starting August 22nd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Watch the Libertador trailer below (via Yahoo!):