'City of God' & 'RoboCop' Directors Find Anthology 'Rio, I Love You'
Way back in 2009, somehow we missed that Emmanuel Benbihy was producing another anthology film in the same vein as Paris, je t'aime and New York, I Love You. This time, the project is Rio, I Love You (or Rio, eu te amo), and the title clearly indicates where we are headed this time. At the time, a roster of directors wasn't revealed, but in the THR report about Jason Isaacs joining Fury, it also states that he will star in one of the segments in Rio, I Love You. Specifically, he will star in the segment from Guillermo Arriaga, writer and producer of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's films Babel, 21 Grams and Amores Perros.
In addition, the report also lists Fernando Meirelles (City of God, Blindness), South Korean filmmaker Im Sangsoo, Stephan Elliot (Easy Virtue), Paolo Sorrentino (This Must Be the Place), and José Padilha (the remake of RoboCop). Meanwhile, IMDb lists Andrucha Waddington, Vicente Amorim, Nadine Labaki and Rio director Carlos Saldanha as having segments, but that has not been confirmed just yet. Actors listed include Rodrigo Santoro and Wagner Moura, but that has also yet to be made official as well. We're not sure when the film might see release, but it sounds like the project is well underway. These kind of anthology projects are always charming, so we'll keep our ears open for more.