american actor James Franco will play Fidel Castro in Aline from Cubaa small independent film about the “rebellious daughter” of the Cuban leader, reported the producer of the film.
“The director wanted someone who looked physically similar to Fidel Castro and had his charisma.“producer John Martinez O’Felan said.
Martínez said that he reviewed profiles of Latino actors or actors with Iberian descent, but in the end “I decided to approach James Franco.”
Is about the second participation in a production for Franco, 44, after being denounced for sexual harassment and improper conduct in 2018.
Oscar nominee in 2011 for the film 127 hoursThe actor was accused by five women of exploiting them during nude scenes at his Studio 4 acting school in Hollywood.
According to the accusations, also used his film school to hunt down sexually available women, asking female students to dance around him topless in an unscripted scene, and “(leading) everyone to believe that roles would be available in exchange for sexual acts or removing their tops.”
In an interview in December last year, the actor broke the silence and He said he admitted to sleeping with students from his school.
Aline from Cuba
Aline from Cuba will be led by Michael Barden, cousin of Spanish actor Javier Bardem.
It will be filmed in Colombia, and work will begin on August 15, said Martínez O’Felan, who hopes to finish production by the end of the year.
Ana Villafane, known for playing Gloria Estefan in the theater musical On Your Feet!will give life to Alina Fernández, the extramarital daughter of Castro and the also Cuban Natalia Revuelta Clews, played by the Argentine Mía Maestro.
Alina Fernández, 66, has lived in exile since the 1990s, when she left the island via Spain. The opponent of the Cuban revolution is based in Miami and is the author of the autobiographical book Alina: Memoirs of the rebellious daughter of Fidel Castro.
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