Daniel Brühl Out of Castro’s Daughter?

For those of you who have been following Daniel’s career for a few years, you may remember in January 2010 it was announced that he, Paz Vega and Mia Maestro had signed on to do the movie Castro’s Daughter. This is a biopic based on the memoir of Alena Fernandez, the illegitimate child of Fidel Castro, titled Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba. The movie was slated to begin filming that spring in Puerto Rico co-produced and directed by Bobby Moresco, who along with Nilo Cruz adapted the screenplay from Fernandez memoir. Moresco co-wrote the screenplay Crash and received an Academy Award. Now, a year and a half later, Castro’s Daughter is back in the news. Moresco reportedly is still co-producing the film but British filmmaker Michael Radford (Il Postino) is now directing and the roles are to be re-cast.

I contacted Dave McNary, who wrote both the 2010 and most recent article about the movie for Variety, and asked him if he knew whether Daniel would be recast. He contacted the producers and their response was that they hadn’t made up their minds. (What?) I then contacted Daniel’s publicist but have not received a response regarding this project. At this time there seems to be no word on whether Daniel will re-join the cast or not. With his accomplishments as an actor and his initial interest in the film it would seem a no-brainer to keep Daniel on board the project. It would be understandable if the reasoning given was a scheduling issue, but that hasn’t even been suggested.

I’ll keep trying Daniel’s publicist for information and bring an update on his involvement. Your humble Admin

Sources: Variety, Variety, Latin Heat, and an email from Dave McNary from Variety