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.