Kiki Layne, Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson are starring in the historical thriller, “Killing Castro.”
Eif Rivera will make his feature directorial debut with the thriller which is based on true events when Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro visited New York in the 60s and stayed in Harlem.
Al Pacino, Xolo Maridueña, Diego Boneta, Alexander Ludwig, Ron Livingston, Logan Marshall-Green, and Titus Wellive also star in the feature.
The film, set in 1960, delves into the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution victory, as he travels to New York City to deliver his inaugural speech at the United Nations.
Facing hostility at his original hotel, Castro finds refuge at the iconic Hotel Theresa in Harlem, thanks to an encounter with Malcolm X. The narrative takes a riveting turn when a rookie undercover FBI agent, initially tasked with investigating Malcolm X, becomes the FBI’s crucial asset. His mission: to safeguard Castro from the looming threats of the CIA and the Italian mafia, employing any means necessary.
“I am honored to be part of telling such an important story that is a piece of history which was largely unknown,” expressed producer Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment. “Killing Castro perfectly encapsulates the type of stories we strive to tell at Romulus Entertainment, stories that do more than entertain audiences, but create thought-provoking diverse content that brings to light the complexities of real life.”
The film’s executive producers include Diego Boneta, Colin Bateman, John Takis, Rudy Langlais, Josh Glick, Sam Slater, Leon Hendrix, Piers Tempest, Joseph Ingrassia, and Nick Ham. Production, financed by Romulus Entertainment, is scheduled to unfold in Newark, NJ.
In the words of director Eif Rivera, “I am excited to bring to life this compelling true story with the help of my remarkable cast and formidable producing team at Romulus Entertainment.” With its stellar cast, gripping plot, and talented crew, “Killing Castro” promises to be a cinematic journey into a pivotal moment in history, shedding light on untold complexities.