García has been slated to direct the upcoming film Hemingway & Fuentes about famous writer Ernest Hemingway co-written by García and Hemingway’s niece Hilary Hemingway. Originally, announced stars included Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening and García himself. Filming was originally to have begun in January 2013, but due to delays, Hopkins left the project and Garcia announced that the role of Hemingway would be played by actor Jon Voight.
In 2000, García starred and produced the HBO film, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. A film which shined a light on jazz scene in Cuba, and the life of trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval. The project also starred Gloria Estefan as Maria, and Charles S. Dutton as jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. For his performance he received a Primetime Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award nomination. He portrayed the arrogant Las Vegas casino owner Terry Benedict in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven (2001), a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper movie starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts. The film was a massive commercial success earning $450 million at the box office. He also appeared in the sequel, Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and in the third film, Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).
What About Love coming up next February of 2022.