John Leguizamo has slammed the choice to solid American actor James Franco because the Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro in an upcoming movie.
It was revealed earlier this week that Franco, 44, will probably be taking part in Castro within the indie challenge Alina of Cuba, and Lequizamo, 62, took to his Instagram on Friday to talk out over the casting alternative.
‘How is that this nonetheless occurring? How is Hollywood excluding us however stealing our narratives as effectively?’ Leguizamo started in his rant, that acquired nearly 10,000 likes.
‘No extra appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus critically tough story to inform with out aggrandizement which might b fallacious!’
‘He ain’t Latino!’ John Leguizamo has slammed the choice to solid James Franco as Fidel Castro and calls for followers to boycott the movie over ‘appropriation’
Adding: ‘I do not bought a prob with Franco however he ain’t Latino!’
The View co-host Ana Navarro then commented underneath the put up, telling Leguizamo that she would ‘be a part of’ him in boycotting the movie.
Navarro wrote: ‘I’d prefer to suppose no Latino actor value their salt would signal as much as play and aggrandize a murderous dictator who terrorized the individuals of Cuba for six a long time. For each causes you articulated, I be a part of you within the boycott.’
Role: It was revealed earlier this week that Franco, 44, will probably be taking part in Castro within the indie challenge Alina of Cuba (Pictured; 2010)
Franco is se to seem within the movie that’s being helmed by Spanish director Miguel Bardem.
The Oscar-nominated actor will probably be joined within the solid by actress Mía Maestro, 47, who will play the function of socialite Natalia ‘Naty’ Revuelta, who was Castro’s one-time mistress, Deadline reported Thursday.
The pair be a part of actress Ana Villafañe, 33, within the solid, as she is taking part in the function of Alina Fernandez – the daughter of Castro and Revuelta – within the movement image.
The movement image – of which the script was penned by Jose Rivera and Nilo Cruz – will depict the life story of Fernandez, a Cuban exile and social activist.
When she was 10, Fernandez discovered that she was Castro’s daughter, as her mom revealed to her the reality after Castro had visited the household house secretly for years. Revuelta had given her and her physician husband’s wealth to finance the start phases of the communist revolution.
Fernandez finally grew to become an anti-communism activist who was arrested a number of occasions for her makes an attempt to depart Cuba, and banned from touring outdoors the nation. Fernandez in 1993 defected to Spain and finally settled in Miami.
The movie will start taking pictures August 15 within the Colombian cities of Cartagena and Bogota, based on the outlet.
Rant: Leguizamo hit out on Friday cia his official Instagram account
The newest: James Franco, 44, has been solid as late Cuban chief Fidel Castro within the upcoming movie Aline of Cuba from director Miguel Bardem. The actor was snapped in Italy in June
Producer John Martinez O’Felan advised Deadline that ‘discovering and convincing James Franco to play Castro, was a enjoyable and difficult course of and has been the collaborative work of the universe, as a result of our director’s authentic order was to seek out an actor who holds an in depth bodily resemblance to the true Castro to construct from, together with discovering somebody Alina Fernandez would strongly endorse.
‘To get there on such a tricky look to solid, we used Fidel Castro’s historical Galician heraldry as our focal compass, after which combed via your entire ranks of actors with Latin roots in Hollywood to seek out somebody who has the same facial construction.’
O’Felan mentioned that after a complete search ‘into our hopefuls via the attention of Spanish and Portuguese family tree which the Galicians held,’ Franco was discovered to have ‘had the closest facial likeness of our business’s main actors, which means that the main target can be to construct out his character accent and we would have a surprising on-screen match to intrigue audiences and produce the story to life with true visible integrity.’
He mentioned that casting Villafañe and Maestro ‘have been no-brainers as a result of, in addition to the trajectory of their previous work, one represents fashionable Cuban-America and the opposite Argentina.’
O’Felan advised the outlet that the main target of the challenge is to ‘produce a creative piece of contemporary Hispanic historical past, with the imaginative and prescient for the challenge as being actually inclusive via uniting actors and creatives from each intergenerational and up to date Latin roots from the U.S, Latin America, and the world.’