John Leguizamo is calling for the boycott of the upcoming film, after James Franco was reportedly cast as Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.The star took to Instagram on Friday and blasted reports that the embattled actor landed the role even though «he ain't Latino!» The 62-year-old actor and comedian wondered how the Latinx community continues to be invisible when Hollywood has supposedly made so much progress since he first broke into the business.«How is this still going on?» he asked. «How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well?
No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus seriously difficult story to tell without aggrandizement which would b wrong!
I don’t got a prob with Franco but he ain’t Latino!» tells the story of Alina Fernandez, Castro's illegitimate daughter who was critical of Castro's reign in Cuba.
She would ultimately defect to Spain in the early 1990s. Ana Villafañe is set to portray Fernandez, who supported Franco being cast as Castro.Read more on etonline.com