Rio Wants Woody: Allen Offered "100%" Funding to Shoot His Next Film in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Wants Woody: Allen Offered
Woody Allen, Rio is calling. In a recent interview, Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes made it clear that he wants the "Blue Jasmine" director to make his next film in Brazil's second-largest sprawling metropolis: "I'll pay 100% of the production. I'll pay whatever it takes to get him to come film here." Paes has already made a number of attempts to lure Allen to his city, saying in the interview that he contacted Allen's sister and long-time producer Letty Aronson, and sent the director a message via Spanish architect and Allen's NY neighbor Santiago Calatrava.  But Brazil isn't the only country hoping for its close-up in a Woody Allen film. Recently he revealed that Stockholm, Sweden made a similar offer; at the moment, Allen's declined, saying he'd need a good inspiration to incorporate the city and surrounding area.Allen and Aronson have a cool set-up as independents who remain in complete control of their films.
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