(CNN)James Franco arsenic Fidel Castro has astatine slightest 1 advocate.
Alina Fernández, girl of the erstwhile Cuban dictator who died successful 2016, has told Deadline she supports Franco playing her begetter successful the forthcoming autarkic movie "Alina of Cuba."
"James Franco has an evident carnal resemblance with Fidel Castro, too his skills and charisma," she told the publication.
There had been nationalist outcry from immoderate implicit Franco's casting, including from histrion John Leguizamo, due to the fact that the histrion is not Latino.
"How is this inactive going on? How is Hollywood excluding america but stealing our narratives arsenic well?" Leguizamo posted connected his verified Instagram account.
"No much appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F'd up!," helium wrote. "Plus earnestly hard communicative to archer without aggrandizement which would b wrong! I don't got a prob with Franco but helium ain't Latino!"
The movie tells the communicative of Fernández, who was calved arsenic the effect of a emotion matter betwixt Cuban-born socialite Natalia "Naty" Revuelta and Castro.
"I'm definite that Mía Maestro, an histrion I admire, volition recognize and construe Naty, my mother, successful a unsocial mode and I can't hold to spot her gathering her character," Fernández told Deadline.
"The task is astir wholly Latino, some successful beforehand and down the camera," she added.