Magazine article Screen International

Antonio Banderas in Talks to Play Fidel Castro in Castro's Daughter

Magazine article Screen International

Antonio Banderas in Talks to Play Fidel Castro in Castro's Daughter

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EXCLUSIVE: US-based outfit Mankind Entertainment is holding talks with Antonio Banderas to play Fidel Castro in Michael Radford's forthcoming drama Castro's Daughter.

Castro's Daughter tells the true life story of Alina Fernandez, who was the product of a love affair between Fidel Castro and Cuban socialite Naty Revuelta and went on to reject her father's regime, secretly fleeing Cuba in the early 1990s disguised as a Spanish tourist.

Fernandez herself put Banderas' name forward as an ideal person to play the role of her father. "I have been a huge fan of Antonio for years, and hope to see him play my father. I think he has a phenomenal charisma, and think he has the nerve to play the role perfectly.....I'm very excited that he would consider this."

An exclusivity offer has been made by Mankind Entertainment's John Torres Martinez and talks are underway with Banderas's rep at CAA, Ara Keshishian. Fernandez will be directly consulting throughout the casting and production process.

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