John Leguizamo outraged at non-Hispanic James Franco as Fidel Castro – deadline

John Leguizamo believes that casting James Franco as the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro is no bueno.

This is “not good” for those of you who are not Latinos. Like Franco.

Deadline Earlier this week, only the news came out that 44-year-old Franco will be playing Castro in an independent film Alina from Cuba. This spawned the eruption of Instagram from Leguizamo today, which opposed having a non-Hispanic actor in the role.

“How else is this still happening? How does Hollywood exclude us but steal our narratives as well? No more hijacking Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! It’s F’d up! Plus a very difficult story to tell without exaggerating that would be bad! “

He added: “I have no problem with Franco, but he is not Latin!”

His comments hit the nerves, attracting 10,000 likes, including new ones View co-host Ana Navarro, who said she would join the boycott of the film.

“I’d like to think that no Latin actor worth his salt would sign up to play and exaggerate the murderous dictator who terrorized Cubans for six decades,” wrote Navarro. “For both of the reasons you mentioned, I am joining the boycott.”

Two-time Golden Globe winner Franco will join forces with Imagen Award winner Mía Maestro, who will play Natalia “Naty” Revuelta, a Cuba-born socialite with whom he has a passionate affair.

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They join the previously announced actress Any Villafañe who plays Alina Fernandez aka Castro’s daughter.

Screenplay by Oscar-nominated scribe Jose Rivera (Motorcycle diaries) and Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz follows the true story of the Cuban émigré community turned social advocate,

The film is shot entirely in and around Cartagena and Bogota, with colonial Spanish architecture and Colombia design playing for Havana from the Castro era in Cuba. The cameras roll out on August 15.

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