Coach 14 has picked up foreign sales rights to Bobby Moresco’s Castro’s Daughter. The film is the true story of Alina Fernandez, who was the product of a love affair between Fidel Castro and Cuban socialite Naty Revuelta.
Moresco is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and co-wrote the screenplay with Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. WME is also representing the film for sales and packaging. WME’s Alexis Garcia will work with Castro’s Daughter producer John Torres Martinez on the film’s packaging through development, production and distribution. Joe Lamy is executive producing. Casting is set to begin shortly.
Fernandez was a child when Castro would visit her mother’s home as he planned his first failed attempt to overthrow the government. She was ten years old when she learned that Castro was her father. After years of openly expressing her differences with him, Fernandez was branded a dissident and forbidden to leave Cuba. In 1993, she fled the country disguised as a Spanish tourist.
In a statement, Martinez said, “We are very excited to have established a relationship with both Coach 14 and WME. We are truly excited at Coach’s enthusiasm toward the film and feel honored to have Alexis, who has such a high level of positive energy, representing the film.”