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Director Michael Radford Splits from 'Castro's Daughter'

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By Brent Lang

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Oscar-nominated director Michael Radford is abandoning "Castro's Daughter" in a split that the film's producers are labeling "amicable."

The film is a fact-based historical drama about the illegitimate daughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. The girl, Alina Fernandez, eventually became a dissident and fled her native country.

The script is by Bobby Moresco ("Crash") and the project is being produced and co-financed by Mankind Entertainment's John Torres Martinez and Joe Lamy, who acquired the rights and have developed the project.

Radford, who is best known for directing 1994's "Il Postino: The Postman," which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.

The producers said they are searching for a replacement.

"We are very respectful of Michael and his work; and hope to possibly work with him again at some point in the future," the producers said in a statement.

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