James Franco to play Fidel Castro in new movie Alina of Cuba

James Franco will painting Fidel Castro in an upcoming movie known as Alina of Cuba, Variety reviews. The movie facilities on Alina Fernandez (Ana Villafañe), the illegitimate daughter Castro had with Cuban socialite Natalia Revuelta (Mía Maestro).

Alina of Cuba follows Fernandez’s life as a critic of Castro’s regime. Fernandez, who’s serving as an on-set inventive and biographical advisor to the movie, supported Franco’s casting as her father. The film is directed by Miguel Bardem and written by Jose Rivera and Nilo Cruz, and is slated to start filming in Colombia on August fifteenth. Behind-the-scenes footage of the movie can be featured in a documentary directed by Thaddeus D. Matula entitled Revolution’s Daughter, which may even embrace interviews with the real-life Fernandez.

Alina of Cuba marks Franco’s second function since he was sued by two of his former movie college students for sexual misconduct again in 2019. Last 12 months, the actor-director agreed to pay over $2.2 million to settle the swimsuit, and now, along with enjoying Castro, he’ll seem within the post-war drama Me, You coming from director Bille August.

Before plotting his on-screen comeback, Franco granted his first interview in virtually 4 years final December to SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle. In the interview, Franco addressed the accusations in opposition to him, and whereas he didn’t explicitly apologize for the occasions described within the lawsuit, he stated he’s been “doing loads of work” to repair his conduct.



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