Castro’s daughter approves of James Franco playing her father

The idea of ​​James Franco playing Fidel Castro has at least one supporter.

Alina Fernandez, daughter of the former Cuban dictator, who died in 2016, told Deadline she supports Franco playing her father in the upcoming independent film Alina of Cuba.

James Franco bears an obvious physical resemblance to Fidel Castro, aside from his skills and charisma“, she told the publication.

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There was public outcry over Franco’s casting, including from actor John Leguizamo, because the actor is not Latino.

How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us but also stealing our stories?“, he wrote on his verified Instagram account.

The film tells the story of Alina Fernandez, who is the product of a love affair between Cuban-born socialite Natalia “Nati” Revuelta and Castro.

I’m sure Mia Maestro, an actress I admire, will understand and interpret Natty, my mother, in a unique way and I can’t wait to see her build her characterFernandez also said.

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The project is almost entirely Latino, both in front of and behind the camerashe added.

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