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Russos Direct Ciudad Kidnap Tale

By Garth Franklin Thursday September 4th 2008 12:02AM
Russos Direct Ciudad Kidnap Tale

Anthony and Joe Russo ("You, Me and Dupree," "Welcome to Collinwood") have signed on to direct "Ciudad" for Paramount Pictures reports Variety.

Based on the upcoming graphic novel, the story centers on a weary hostage extractor who travels to Paraguay's Ciudad del Este to save a kidnap victim.

The city, along with neighboring town Foz do Iguaçu, lie within the 'Triple Frontier' where the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet.

As Paraguay has no anti-terrorism laws, it's considered a dangerous place with Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda said to be drawing funding from activities in the Triple Frontier.

Ande Parks and the Russos will adapt the script with the brothers.

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