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James Franco will be Fidel Castro for the film ‘Aline of Cuba’ and is already facing his first criticism

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With a script by the writer José Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries, 2004) and the Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, american actor James Franco to play Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on the tape Aline of Cubawhere it will be joined by Argentinian actress Mia Maestro who will it be Natalia “Naty” Revoltthe socialite born in Cuba with whom Castro has a passionate love story.

As part of the cast, it has also been confirmed Ana Villafane What Alina Fernández, also known as Castro’s daughter and who will be the axis of the plot inspired by real events.

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Fernández learned that she was the daughter of Fidel Castro at the age of 10 when after years of secret visits to his home, his mother finally revealed that “El Comandante” was his biological father. Alina grew to become one of the most outspoken critics of Castro, fShe was arrested on more than one occasion for trying to leave and was classified as dissident who was prohibited from traveling outside Cuba. Finally, he defected to Spain in 1993, an event that attracted the headlines of all the major news networks in the world, before he made Miami his permanent home.” dead line.

After the announcement of Franco as the one chosen to play Castro, actor John Leguizamo was quick to criticize her: How is it that Hollywood excludes us while stealing our narratives?”, he expressed in an Instagram post. “How is this still going on? No more Hollywood grab! Boycott! As well as a very difficult story to tell without aggrandizement, which would be wrong! I have no problem with Franco, but he is not Latino!” continued the 58-year-old actor.

The film will be shot in its entirety, under the direction of Michael Barden, in locations in Cartagena and Bogotá and its surroundings, with the Spanish colonial architecture and design of Colombia playing with the Castro era in Havana, Cuba.

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“Find and convincing James Franco to play Castro was a fun and challenging process and it has been a work of the universe, because our director’s original order was to find an actor who physically resembled the real Castro”, commented John Martinez O’Felan, creative producer of the project on the election of Franco.

Source: Eluniverso

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