Rio, I Love You boasts a more impressive line up of directors that the last one, “New York, I Love You,” but nonetheless continues the series decline in quality from the first one. Directors include Paolo Sorrentino (“Youth”), Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”), and Sang-Soo Im (“The Housemaid”), among others, but none of them shine in this mixed-up film. Rather than having the stories start and end clearly, as in the first two films, several stories make false
The new trailer for Screen Media’s U.S. release of “Rio, I Love You” features Keitel asking “What is love, Felicia?” as part of a massive cast that includes Jason Isaacs, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Basil Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Fernanda Montenegro, Wagner Moura and Roberta Rodrigues.
The trailer is replete with voiceovers such as “I know what it is to have my heart broken” and “Real love — where does it come from?”
John Turturro — the only U.S. director on the project — directs himself and Vanessa Paradis in one of the 10 segments. Brazilian filmmakers include Carlos Saldanha, Fernando Meirelles, Jose Padilha and Andrucha Waddington. Im Sang-soo (Korea), Stephan Elliott (Austrialia), Paolo Sorrentino (Italy) and Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico) are among the helmers.
“Rio, I Love You” opens in New York on April 15 and in Los
U.S. and international sales are being handled by WestEnd Films, which has a promo reel at Berlin. Warner Bros. is handling in Latin America, including Brazil.
Turturro directs himself and Paradis in a one of the 10 segments and is the only U.S. director on the project.
Brazilian filmmakers include Fernando Meirelles, Jose Padilha and Andrucha Waddington. Other directors who have completed segments for the film include Korean Im Sang-soo, Aussie Stephan Elliott, Paolo Sorrentino and Guillermo Arriaga and Nadine Labaki.
The film’s stars include: Harvey Keitel, Emily Mortimer, Basil Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Jason Isaacs, Fernanda Montenegro, Labaki, Wagner Moura, Rodrigo Santoro, Roberta Rodrigues, Tonico Pereira, Claudia Abreu, Bruna Linzmeyer, Laura Neiva, Land Vieira, Michel Melamed and Marcio Garcia.
Labaki’s segment, starring Keitel, was shot
You can see his last performance with the hunky wolfpack, alongside Taylor Lautner, in concluding chapter The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, now in cinemas.
So what's next for the actor and his fans? Among Booboo's upcoming projects is Lee Chambers' action thriller The Pineville Heist, in which he is set to play the lead.
Chambers wrote the award-winning screenplay with Todd Gordon and then decided to turn it into a novel first. The big-screen adaptation is in the funding stages and set to shoot in Canada in 2013.
Lee and Booboo held a book signing for The Pineville Heist at Book'Em Mysteries in Pasadena, California, on November 18, and some pictures from the event are included here.
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