Oscar-nommed Bruno working on pic with wife Irving
Brazil’s Bruno and Fabio Barreto will helm pics under the veteran label LC Barreto, run by their parents, Luiz Carlos and Lucy Barreto.Bruno, whose political thriller “Four Days in September,” received a foreign-lingo Oscar nom in 1998, is set to work on “Rare and Commonplace Flowers,” starring his wife, Amy Irving. Irving also starred in Barreto’s “Bossa Nova” and “Carried Away.” “Rare and Commonplace Flowers” is based on the novel by Carmen de Oliveira about the real-life romance between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lotta Marcedo Soares. The $3 million drama will shoot early next year. Bruno is in post on “Romeo and Juliet Get Married,” an LC Barreto co-production with Disney Latino label Miravista. Fabio Barreto, whose “O quatrilho” garnered a foreign Oscar nom in 1996, is prepping a drama based on the novel by Carlos Escaliar, “El ejercito de un hombre solo” (One-Man Army). The $2.5 million drama about Jewish immigrants in southern Brazil is skedded to shoot in April next year. LC Barreto is also prepping “Ballet Utopia,” the directorial debut of Marcelo Santiago, who has worked as an assistant director to both brothers. Set in the 1970s, story follows a woman who has an affair with the male ballet dancer/rebel that her husband has brought back to the house. LC Barreto has been producing films in Brazil for 40 years.