After years of scandals and of sexual abuse, it seems that James Franco resumed his acting career with the interpretation of Fidel Castro in a film directed by the Spanish Miguel Bardemwhich will review the life of Alina Fernandez -the extra-marital daughter of the Cuban revolutionary-, who has given her consent for that selection.
According to information from the specialized press in Hollywood, The role will mean the actor’s return to the cinema, after in 2018 he was involved in a series of scandals and in connection with alleged sexual abusewhich led him to lose and cancel some projects with the big film studios.
The independently produced film will be named “Alina of Cuba” and will star the American actress and singer Ana Villafane -in the role of the daughter of the deceased president of Cuba- and my master in the role of Natalia Revuelta, her mother. The story will narrate the childhood and youth of Alina Fernández as the illegitimate daughter of Fidel Castro and her subsequent exile in Spain. being an opponent of the Cuban regime. According to the magazine VarietyAlina herself – who is also a producer of the film – chose Franco to play the role of her father.
The choice of the actor has not ceased to generate controversy in recent days, after being banned in Hollywood following a series of complaints against him. and the #MeToo movement. Since 2018, several women accused the actor of sexual abuse and sexually taking advantage of the students who attended his acting classes at school. Studio 4,
In the lawsuit, initially filed in 2019, the actor’s students Sarah Tether-Kaplan Y Tony Gaal they ensured that the Hollywood star offered lessons on scenes that consisted of “simulated sexual acts that went far beyond industry standards.”
The complaint was joined by more students who indicated that the actor recorded some women in their rehearsals and approached young women promising projects in Hollywood that never materialized. Finally, Franco signed an agreement with the victims for which he paid $2.3 million dollars to be distributed among those affected. In addition to Bardem’s project, he will participate in the war drama “Me, you”by the British filmmaker Billie August,
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