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John Leguizamo took to Instagram to speak out against the recent casting of James Franco as Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro in the upcoming independent film “Alina of Cuba”. Variety confirmed Franco’s casting on Aug 4. “Alina of Cuba” will be directed by Miguel Bardem, based on a script written by Jose Rivera and Nilo Cruz.

“How’s this going?” Leguizamo asked his Instagram followers if Franco was cast as the Cuban historical figure. “How does Hollywood exclude us, but also steal our stories? No more appropriation of Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus seriously hard story to tell without glorification, which would be wrong! I do not have [problem] with Franco, but he’s not Latino!”

“Alina of Cuba” is scheduled to begin production on August 15, while the crew shoots in Colombia. Franco stars opposite Ana Villafañe, who plays the title character Alina Fernandez, Castro’s daughter. The script follows Alina’s life as Castro’s illegitimate daughter and a critic of his government in Cuba before she left the country and defected to Spain in 1993. Franco’s casting as Fidel Castro was supported by real life Fernandez, who participates in the film as a creative and biographical advisor on set.

The supporting cast of the film includes Alanna de la Rosa, Maria Cecilia Botero, Harding Junior, Sian Chiong and Rafael Ernesto Hernandez. Mía Maestro also appears in the film as Alina’s mother, Natalia Revuelta, the Cuban socialite who gave birth to her after an affair with Castro.

Leguizamo often advocates for Latino representation in Hollywood, tellingly: People magazine in 2020: “We are less than 1% of the stories told by Hollywood and streaming media and networks while we are almost 20% of the population, 25% of the US box office. I just feel like it hurts children so much not to see themselves in a positive way.”

Read Leguizamo’s full message about Franco’s casting below.


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