Magazine article Screen International

Meirelles Plans October Start of Shoot for Onassis Film

Magazine article Screen International

Meirelles Plans October Start of Shoot for Onassis Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Fernando Meirelles says that Nemesis, his upcoming film about tycoon Aristotle Onassis, will start shooting for 10 weeks in October in Croatia, where location scouting is actually under way.

The project, produced by Pathe UK, is budgeted at $30m.

The director will fly to London next week to take stock of the ongoing pre-production details.

Meirelles spoke to Screen about the film at the Fortaleza Iberoamerican Film Festival in northeastern Brazil. He is also participating in a conference and a roundtable on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of City of God, which catapulted him to the world film scene, garnering four Academy Award nominations.

In Nemesis, Croatia will double for Greece, which was considered too expensive when the production originally thought of shooting there because of the subject matter. Further shooting is scheduled in Budapest doubling for Buenos Aires and in London doubling for New York, all places where Onassis lived and conducted his business. …

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