John Leguizamo has called out the “F’d up” news that James Franco has been cast to play Fidel Castro in a forthcoming biopic.
Earlier this week, Deadline reported that Franco would star as the Cuban leader in Miguel Bardem’s independent film Alina of Cuba.
The news of Franco’s casting was met with outrage, with many criticising the casting of a white actor in a Cuban role.
The film is based on the real life of Alina Fernandez (Ana Villafañe), a Cuban exile who learned aged 10 that she is Castro’s daughter.
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