Legendary US filmmaker Terrence Malick is set to direct a new biopic about Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro is attached to star in 'Che'.

Malick's last film was 1998's 'The Thin Red Line', which saw him return to filmmaking after an almost two-decade absence.

It is reported that 'Ocean's Eleven' helmer Steven Soderbergh was considering directing 'Che', but is now likely to be a producer on the film.