Cuban-born Andy Garcia will return to his homeland, in a sense.
The 48-year-old actor will film his new independent movie, “The Lost City,” which is set in Havana, on location in the Dominican Republic, reports the AP. Garcia says he is making the film “for love of my country.”
The story is one of love and betrayal in the 1950s, when Cuba is transitioning from Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship to Fidel Castro’s revolution. Garcia will star alongside Bill Murray, with a Dustin Hoffman cameo.
Garcia, who will also direct, will begin shooting this week.
Garcia’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield says that Garcia chose the Dominican Republic because “there are cultural similarities, architectural thematic similarities and (because of) budgetary concerns.”
Garcia was only five when he and his family were fled the country for America. The actor last starred opposite Ashley Judd in “Twisted” and is currently filming “Ocean’s Twelve,” the sequel to the heist hit “Ocean’s Eleven.”