Daniel Bruhl, Paz Vega and Mia Maestro have joined the cast of Bobby Moresco’s new drama Castro’s Daughter, which will shoot this spring in Puerto Rico.
The film will tell the true story of Alina Fernandez, who was the product of a love affair between Fidel Castro and Cuban socialite Naty Revuelta, but who rejected her father’s regime and secretly fled Cuba in the early 90s.
Bruhl, who is riding high from his role in Inglorious Basterds, Paz Vega, star of Julio Medem’s classic Sex And Lucia, and Argentinian actress Mia Maestro, star of Border Crossing, have all been confirmed to star in the film, which will be sold by Coach 14 at next month’s Berlin Film Festival. Jordi Mollà, who starred alongside Tom Cruise in Knight And Day, is also in talks to join the cast.
Meanwhile, Alexis Garcia, an agent at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment’s Global Finance and Distribution unit, has taken representation rights for financing, packaging and distribution of the film with executive producer Joe Lamy, of the Lamy Group, also heading structuring on the film’s financing and fundraising.
Oscar-winning film-maker Moresco, who co-wrote the script for Paul Haggis’ Crash, will be producing, directing and co-writing Castro’s Daughter with Pulitzer prize winning author Nilo Cruz. John Martinez and Noel Tristan of Artists Relations Group are co-producing.