The Cuban Rose
The Cuban Rose – In Development
Based on actual events, two reporters from competing New York City newspapers in 1898 battle each other in Cuba for the one story that will bring the United States into the conflict between Spain and Cuba. In a field totally dominated by men, one of the journalists turns out to be a beautiful young woman who brilliantly can scoop her competitor because she is a woman. However, her beauty is not lost on Spain’s General Valeriano Weyler, nicknamed “The Butcher,” who imprisons her in order to have his way with her. What follows is a rescue attempt borne out of the need for the newspaper story, the need for the United States to create the Spanish-American War, and ultimately, the need for love between the two reporters.