August 6, 2022 | 11:28am

No thanks, Franco.

On Friday, John Leguizamo took to Instagram to name out the leisure business for casting yet one more white actor within the position of an explicitly non-white character. The reproach adopted the information that James Franco would painting notorious Cuban dictator Fidel Castro within the upcoming movie “Alina of Cuba.”

“How is that this nonetheless happening? How is Hollywood excluding us however stealing our narratives as properly? No extra appropriation Hollywood and streamers!” the “Encanto” star wrote of the choice to present the position to Franco, 44, who’s of Jewish, Portuguese and Swedish descent.

“Boycott! This F’d up! Plus critically troublesome story to inform with out aggrandizement which might b mistaken!

“I don’t acquired a prob with Franco however he ain’t Latino!” the comic concluded of the “Spring Breakers” actor, whose reputation is also inextricably linked to a spate of sexual assault allegations that emerged within the wake of #MeToo.

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Leguizamo, 62, has been outspoken in regards to the illustration of the Latino neighborhood in media.
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Leguizamo, 62, has been more and more outspoken in regards to the illustration of the Latino neighborhood in media, notably Hollywood, during the last a number of years. In his 2018 Netflix standup particular, “Latin History for Morons,” he mixed comedy with a authentic historical past lesson — chalkboard and all — as he delved into the historical past of these native to Latin America between, as he declares, the “Mayans at 1000 B.C. After which we’ve, now.”

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Producers justified the choice to forged Franco within the a part of Fidel Castro in noting that the dictator was technically of Spanish descent.
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The “Alina of Cuba” filmmakers apparently justified the choice in gentle of the truth that Castro — born in Cuba to folks of Spanish, i.e. European, descent — was technically racially white.

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“How is that this nonetheless happening? How is Hollywood excluding us however stealing our narratives as properly?” the actor questioned.
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“To get there on such a tricky look to forged, we used Fidel Castro’s historical Galician heraldry as our focal compass, after which combed by way of the whole ranks of actors with Latin roots in Hollywood to seek out somebody who has an analogous facial construction,” lead creative producer John Martinez O’Felan told Deadline.

“In executing an in depth search into our hopefuls by way of the attention of Spanish and Portuguese family tree which the Galicians held, we discovered that James, by far, had the closest facial likeness,” he added of the thought course of behind the selection.

However in other coverage of the announcement, others couldn’t assist however discover how O’Felan’s clarification appeared to enter “uncomfortable element in regards to the facial construction of Castro and Franco. A lot it teetered into 1840s phrenology and ‘race science’” argued Alyssa Shotwell in The Mary Sue.

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The reporter continued on to notice that “this weird dialog appeared like a preemptive means for the manufacturing crew to excuse hiring a non-Hispanic white man the position of a white Latino.”

The indie movie, which has no launch date, will star Ana Villafañe because the Cuban dictator’s daughter, Alina Fernandez.