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Antonio Banderas set to play detective in Starz series 'Cuban Quartet'

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Antonio Banderas arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Banderas will star in a series on Starz called Cuban Quartet. The announcement was made Friday in Beverly Hills, California by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht at a panel for television critics. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Antonio Banderas arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Banderas will star in a series on Starz called Cuban Quartet. The announcement was made Friday in Beverly Hills, California by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht at a panel for television critics. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Starz is developing "Cuban Quartet," a series starring Antonio Banderas.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht made the announcement Friday at a panel for television critics in Beverly Hills, California. The series is based on a popular book series by Leonardo Padura.

Banderas will play a Cuban detective who always dreamed of being a writer. He will also executive produce the series, which will get international distribution by EntertainmentOne.

Cuba is a hot commodity for Hollywood right now.

Discovery Channel recently premiered its series "Cuban Chrome," Conan O'Brien shot recent episodes of his late-night talk show, "Conan," in Cuba, and the American Heroes Channel will air a one-hour documentary on Fidel Castro.

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