The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Brainstorm Media have acquired the U.S rights for the coming-of-age drama The Cuban starring Louis Gosset Jr., Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ana Golja, Giacomo Gianniotti and Lauren Holly.
The Cuban follows a young Afghan immigrant named Mina who starts her first job at a nursing home, where an unexpected friendship with Luis, a Cuban resident with dementia, reignites her love of music and changes her life.
Louis Gossett Jr. (whose credits include Watchmen and Hap and Leonard) will be playing the role the resident of the nursing home Luis, with Shohreh Aghdashloo (whose credits include The Promise and The Expanse) playing the role of a former doctor who pushes her niece Mina to go to medical school, which will be played by Ana Golia (whose credits include Degrassi: Next Class and The Fanatic).
Michelle Shwarzstein, Vice President of Marketing and Acquisitions at Brainstorm Media, released a statement saying:
The Cuban is exactly the film we need right now. It’s filled with Afro-Cuban and salsa music, brilliant performances and a ton of heart.
Director Sergio Navarretta also released a statement saying:
I am thrilled to be partnering with Brainstorm to release The Cuban in the U.S. The film is a love letter to the diverse cultures and generations of people that make up our communities. In these unprecedented times, sharing art that uplifts the human spirit and brings us together is more crucial than ever before.
The Cuban, which has been shown at two film festivals (Whistler Film Festival and Canadian Film Fest), is now being aimed for a cinematic and virtual release on the 31st July 2020, with plans for being On Demand in the autumn.
Hopefully we hear something of a UK/European release via digital or something soon as looking at the trailer, I wouldn’t mind seeing this film as it could be an interesting, feel-good film.