Magazine article Screen International

HanWay Takes Rio Siege

Magazine article Screen International

HanWay Takes Rio Siege

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EXCLUSIVE: HanWay boards RT Features thriller about 2010 favela siege.

HanWay Select has boarded sales on RT Features thriller Rio Siege, which is currently in post-production.

Based on true events, the film charts the story of five policemen who are caught deep undercover when the Brazilian military storm favela Alemao to flush out drug barons.

Jose Eduardo Belmonte directs a cast that includes Antonio Fagundes, Caua Reymond, Caio Blat, Gabriel Braga Nunes and Otavio Muller. The film is produced by Frances Ha and Night Moves producer Rodrigo Teixeira and is based on his original idea.

Teixeira, who took the project to HanWay with RT partner Lourenço Sant' Anna, said: "We're thrilled to be working with such a respected sales company as HanWay. …

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