29 Jan, 2012 @ 10:57
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From director to dictator for Antonio Banderas

ANTONIO Banderas could become the next Fidel Castro.

The estranged daughter of the Cuban leader is calling on the Malaga actor to play her father in the upcoming biopic about her life.

“I have been a huge fan of Antonio for years, and hope to see him play my father,” said Alina Fernandez.

“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.”

The upcoming film, Castro’s Daughter, is based on Fernandez’s book and will tell the true story of Fernandez, the love child between a young Fidel Castro and the Cuban socialite Naty Revuelta.

Mankind Entertainment has chosen Michael Radford, an Oscar nominee for the 1994 movie The Postman, to direct the film. The screenplay will be written by Robert Moresco, winner of a 2004 Academy Award for Crash.

Eloise Horsfield

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  1. Although a hero to many people and widely admired for his defiance of Uncle Sam. What else do you call a man who seized a country by force of arms and held on to it, using force again, To defeat any threat to his regime and has consistently resisted any sort of elections? The only real difference between Castro and Franco is that one is extreme left-wing and the other was extreme right-wing.

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