‘He ain’t Latino!’: John Leguizamo slams casting of James Franco for Castro film - KTLA l. a.

John Leguizamo is taking to social media to slam Hollywood executives for casting James Franco because the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

"How is that this nonetheless occurring? How is Hollywood excluding us, but stealing our narratives as smartly?," Leguizamo referred to on Instagram. "No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F'd up!"

The submit was based on a deadline article which made the announcement that Franco, who's Caucasian, would megastar contrary Mía Maestro within the upcoming unbiased movie "Alina of Cuba."

Maestro will play Natalia "Naty" Revuelta, a Cuban-born socialite who had an affair with Castro. The movie will reportedly observe the lifetime of Castro and Revuelta's daughter, Alina Fernandez, a "Cuban exile turned social suggest."

Leguizamo, who's a staunch advocate for Latinx illustration in television and film, explained why he believes casting wasn't a superb name.

"Plus significantly intricate story to inform devoid of aggrandizement." he persisted. He talked about the circulation become "wrong" and that he doesn't have a problem with James Franco as an actor however, "however he ain't Latino!"

recently the actor became touted with the aid of the L.A. instances for merging his own new york-primarily based digital media enterprise, NGL Collective, "with GoDigital Media community's mitú, an LA-primarily based digital media enterprise that creates studies and movies focused on Latino audiences."

The instances mentioned that the acquisition is "valued at greater than $60 million and will create what the groups describe because the 'greatest digital first Latinx media powerhouse' in the U.S..' The mixed business of mitú and NGL will have greater than 90 personnel, ninety two% of which can be Latinx."

reviews say the "Alina of Cuba" is determined to start filming on Aug. 15 in Havana, Cuba.

up to now, James Franco has no longer responded.

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