Alina Fernandez’ story to be made into a movie

Via Variety:

‘Il Postino’ director finds ‘Daughter’

Michael Radford to helm Cuban historical drama

Brit director Michael Radford (“Il Postino”) will helm Mankind Entertainment’s historical drama “Castro’s Daughter.”

“Daughter” is being produced by Mankind’s John Torres Martinez and Joe Lamy. The screenplay was written by Bobby Moresco (“Crash”) and centers on Alina Fernandez, exiled daughter of Fidel Castro.

She fled Cuba in 1993 disguised as a Spanish tourist and later wrote her memoir “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba.” Fernandez lectures at colleges and appears as a commentator on news shows.

Radford’s credits include his adaptation of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty Four.”

Filming is expected to take place in Puerto Rico. Casting will begin in the coming months.