Cuban leader’s daughter backs casting – Deadline

Specific: Fidel CastroAlina Fernandez’s daughter, has insisted on the deadline for her support James Franco His Cuban leader plays the revolutionary father in an upcoming independent feature, Alina from Cuba,

She is also proud that “the project is almost entirely Latino, both in front of and behind the camera.”

“James Franco has a clear physical resemblance to Fidel Castro apart from his skill and charisma,” Fernandez said. 127 hours Oscar-nominated actor of Latin-Portuguese heritage.

Fernandez will be played in Alina from Cuba by Anna Villafane.

James Francofidel Castro

James Franco and Fidel Castro

told you the deadline earlier That Franco Castro will play Villafane as Fernandez and My Master as his mother Natalia “Natti” Ravuelta, the Cuban-born socialite with whom El Comandante has a passionate love affair. The film is directed by Miguel Bardem and written by Oscar-nominated writer Jose Rivera.motorcycle diary) and Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, Cuban exile-social advocate Fernández, who was born the result of a tussle between Revuelta and Castro.

“I find the cast selection amazing,” Fernandez tells Deadline.

“Ana Villafane is exceptionally talented, and a very complete cast, not only as an actress because she’s also a great singer. I’m sure Mia Maestro, an actress I admire, is my mother.” Will understand and interpret Natty in a unique way and I can’t wait to see her build her character.”

In the film, Revuelta sacrifices herself and her physician husband’s personal belongings and finances to help start the communist revolution. Fernández learned that she was Fidel Castro’s daughter at age 10 when, after years of secret visits to his home, her mother finally revealed that “El Comandante” was her biological father. Alina became one of Castro’s most vocal critics, having been arrested on more than one occasion for trying to leave, and was classified as a dissident forbidden to travel outside Cuba. Eventually, she moved to Spain in 1993, an event that garnered headlines from every major news network around the world before making Miami her permanent home.

supporting cast Alina from Cuba It stars Alana de la Rosa, Maria Cecilia Botero (Charm), Harding Jr., and Cuban-born actors Sian Chiong and Rafael Ernesto Hernandez.

“The rest of the cast is going to be a wonderful surprise for all the audiences,” continued Fernandez who will be a biographical and historical consultant. Cuba’s Alina.

“The filmmakers put in a lot of work and I couldn’t be more grateful for their overall inclusive selection”.

“To me, the most important thing about this film is that the conversation about Cuba is alive,” Fernandez insisted, “Personally, the experience has been so far unexpected but more than anything, humbling. “

His statements come in the wake of Primetime Emmy winner and menu actor John Leguizamo expressing his objection As for the casting of Franco as Castro on social media yesterday: “How is Hollywood leaving us but also stealing our narratives? No more appropriation from Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! F’d it up! Also it would be wrong to tell a seriously difficult story without upgrades! I don’t have a problem with Franco but she’s not Latino!”

Alina from Cuba Producer John Martinez O’Phelan hit back at Leguizamo today, saying “I want to point out that his strange comments, if you base them on genealogy, are a blind attack and lack any factual substance”.

Leguizamo posted a follow-up video Today where he took his initial protest further and explained how Hollywood often cast non-Latino actors in Latino roles, while also limiting the number of Latino actors in a film, and their stories, among many other mistakes. has been appropriated.

Alina from Cuba Being shot entirely on location in and around Cartagena and Bogotá, Colombia’s colonial Spanish architecture and design stand in for Castro-era Havana, Cuba. Production starts on 15 August.

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