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Flatiron, Variance partner for ‘Elite’

Duo pact to release Brazilian pic

New Video’s Flatiron Film and Variance Films are partnering for the U.S. release of José Padilha’s crime thriller “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” the highest-grosser of all time in Brazil at over $70 million.

The sequel will open in New York on Nov. 11 and in Los Angeles a week later, followed by a platform expansion to top markets.

The film is Brazil’s official submission to the Academy Awards and has been screened on the festival circuit at Sundance, Berlinale, and Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

“Elite Squad: The Enemuy Within” is directed by Padilha and co-written by Padilha and Bráulio Mantovani. Story takes place in the sprawling slum that surrounds Rio de Janeiro and centers on the head of Rio’s Special Police Operations Battalion being accused of a massacre when a mission to quell a jail riot ends in the violent death of a gang leader.

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