After wowing audiences with his portrayal of Luis Miguel in the Netflix series of the same name, the acclaimed Mexican actor has another real-life character in his sights. As Diego Boneta said in an interview with Vogue Mexico, his next leap into cinema will be in the footsteps of Fidel Castro; An iconic and no less controversial Latin American figure who led the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s and later seized power in this Caribbean country for almost half a century.
According to recent statements by Diego Boneta, the film in which he will play Fidel Castro is about one thriller Politician whose filming will begin next month. Produced by Josh Glick, the actor’s manager and currently head of the Three Amigos production house, along with Boneta and his sister Natalia.
“There’s a role I’m preparing for that I’d like to talk about because of the challenges involved. “I’m going to be playing Fidel Castro in a movie that starts shooting in August and is being produced by my partner Josh with Brad Feinstein,” said the actor Vogue Mexico. “A director will direct it Nuyorican [puertorriqueño que radica en Nueva York] extremely talented, on top of the fact that there is someone among the cast who I consider to be one of my heroes in this industry.”
Boneta did not give any further details. For example, it’s not clear if the film in question will be entirely Castro-centric, sort of biopic. However, he assured that the intent was to “push the boundaries” and not just take inspiration from real-life events. According to him, the Cuban leader, who died in 2016, is being investigated as an “active figure and catalyst for many things that happened during his lifetime.” [y que] They changed the course of world history and of course Latin America.”
“It’s an incredible script with a dream cast,” remarked the 32-year-old interpreter. “It’s a role that not only excites me, but also that I feel a lot of responsibility because he didn’t go that deep into the role, even though he’s one of the most important characters of the past few centuries, which has been several.” Decades in power.
Boneta said he was in Madrid for the time being, preparing for his role with the advice of his acting teacher, Juan Carlos Coraza. But it’s not all interpretive: to portray the historical revolutionary leader, the actor must of course undergo a physical transformation, and for this he will work with Bill Corso, the Oscar-winning makeup artist for A chain of unfortunate events (2005) and who invented Boneta? Luis Miguel: The series (2018-2021).