John Leguizamo outraged at non-Latino James Franco as Fidel Castro – Deadline

John Leguizamo thinks casting James Franco Because Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban revolution, is no Bueno.

This is “no good” for those of you who are not Latino. Like Franco.

time limit Only The news broke earlier this week Franco, 44, will play Castro in an indie film Cuba’s Alina. This sparked an Instagram outburst today from Leguizamo, who protested having a non-Latino actor in the role.

“How’s this still going? How is Hollywood ousting us but also stealing our narratives? No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycotting! It’s F’d Up! Plus a seriously tough storyline.” It would be wrong to say without elaboration!”

He said, “I don’t have a problem with Franco, but he’s not Latino!”

His comments went awry, garnering 10,000 likes, including the new . also included sight Co-host Ana Navarro, who said she would join the boycott of the film.

“I think no Latino actor worth his salt would sign up to play and promote a murderous dictator who terrorized the Cuban people for six decades,” Navarro wrote. “For both the reasons you clarified, I join you in the boycott.”

Two-time Golden Globe winner Franco will team up with Imagine Award winner Mia Maestro, who plays Natalia “Natty” Ravuelta, a Cuban-born socialite with whom she has a passionate love affair.

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They are joined by previously announced actress Ana Villafane who plays Alina Fernandez, aka Castro’s daughter.

Screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer Jose Rivera (motorcycle diary) and follows the true life story of Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, Cuban exile turned social advocate,

The film is being shot entirely on location in and around Cartagena and Bogotá, with Colombian colonial Spanish architecture and design playing out to Castro-era Havana, Cuba. The cameras roll on August 15th.

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