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James Franco is stirring up controversy again with news that he has been cast as former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the new film “Alina of Cuba,” according to Deadline . It was one of his first acting roles after suing Franco Sexual misconduct in 2019. But the sex scandal isn’t the only reason people are upset with the casting news.

The film follows the story of Castro’s illegitimate daughter, Alina Fernandez, who doesn’t know who her powerful father is until she’s 10 years old.

James Franco, who has been out of Hollywood after being accused of sexual misconduct, is now set to play Fidel Castro in a new film about the estranged daughter of the former Cuban leader.

James Franco, who has been out of Hollywood after being accused of sexual misconduct, is now set to play Fidel Castro in a new film about the estranged daughter of the former Cuban leader.
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Shortly after the announcement, the actor John Leguizamo He shared his anger over the casting on social media.

He wrote, “How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us and even stealing our stories?”

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The Colombian-born actor wrote of Franco, “He’s not Latino!”

Franco has Portuguese and Swedish ancestry on his father’s side, as well as Russian Jewry on his mother’s side.

John Leguizamo shared his disappointment Friday with James Franco's portrayal of Cuba's Fidel Castro.

John Leguizamo shared his disappointment Friday with James Franco’s portrayal of Cuba’s Fidel Castro.
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Leguizamo’s social media commentary continued with his condemnation of the industry, writing, “Hollywood and streamers don’t belong! Boycott! It’s f’d up!”

Actor James Franco will portray Fidel Castro, who died in 2016, in a new film titled "Alina of Cuba."

Actor James Franco will portray Fidel Castro, who died in 2016, in a new film titled “Alina of Cuba.”
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This isn’t the first time Hollywood casting has angered potential viewers.

Starring Scarlett Johansson”Ghost in the Shell“Motoku Kusanagi is a character who first appeared in a Japanese manga.

Others were upset and questioned why Emma Stone Played a Hawaiian woman In “Love”.

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Leguizamo’s representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.