Upcoming projects include 'Right On,' 'Umbrella'

Brazil’s Conspiracao is ramping up a slate which includes pics by Andrucha Waddington, whose “House of Sand” plays in Panorama, and Breno Silveira, whose deb biopic “Dos filhos de Francisco” broke 25-year-old B.O. records for Brazilian pics.

While consolidating its status as one of Brazil’s leading producers, Conspiracao is also forging co-productions.

Post “Two Sons,” which Conspiracao produced, Silveira is prepping an untitled drama with “Two Sons” screenwriter Patricia Andrade. Conspiracao rolls on “Bodecrer” (Right On) in April. Pic is a high school grad drama that is helmed by Conspiracao partner Arthur Pontes.

In 2007 Conspiracao will shoot its first kids film, the live action “Eu e Meu Guarda-Chuva” (“Me and My Umbrella,” from first-timer Toni Vanzolini. And Conspiracao partner Waddington will shoot “Os penetras” (Party Crashers), a Copacabana-set buddy movie, in 2007.

Per Conspiracao’s Leonardo Monteiro de Barros, Silveira’s project, “Me” and “Crashers” could be structured as co-prods.

“You can’t be restricted to finding finance only in your own country. It’s very difficult to pre-sell a Brazilian film,” Monteiro de Barros said.

Before “Crashers,” Waddington will take time out from Conspiracao projects to shoot the $40 million, Spanish-lingo “Conquistador,” about Mexico conqueror Hernan Cortes.

Produced by Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari, pic will see Wild Bunch handle sales.

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