John Leguizamo thinks the casting of James Franco as Cuban revolution chief Fidel Castro is not any bueno.
That’s “no just right,” for the ones of you who aren’t Latino. Like Franco.
Deadline completely broke the scoop previous this week that Franco, 44, can be enjoying Castro within the indie movie Alina of Cuba. That spawned an Instagram eruption nowadays from Lequizamo, who ranted towards having a non-Latino actor within the position.
“How is that this nonetheless occurring? How is Hollywood apart from us however stealing our narratives as neatly? No extra appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus significantly tough tale to inform with out aggrandizement which might b improper!”
He added, “I don’t were given a prob with Franco however he ain’t Latino!”
His feedback struck a nerve, drawing 10,000 likes, together with new The View cohost Ana Navarro, who mentioned she would sign up for a boycott of the movie.
“I’d love to assume no Latino actor value their salt would signal as much as play and aggrandize a murderous dictator who terrorized the folks of Cuba for 6 many years,” Navarro wrote. “For each causes you articulated, I sign up for you within the boycott.”
Franco, a two-time Golden Globe winner, will staff with Imagen Award winner Mía Maestro, who portrays Natalia “Naty” Revuelta, the Cuban-born socialite he has a passionate love affair with.
They sign up for up to now introduced actress Ana Villafañe who’s portraying Alina Fernandez, aka Castro’s Daughter.
The screenplay from Oscar-nominated scribe Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, follows the true-life tale of Cuban exile grew to become social suggest,
The film is being shot solely on location in and round Cartagena and Bogota, with Colombia’s colonial Spanish structure and design enjoying for Castro-era Havana, Cuba. Cameras roll on Aug. 15.