Rio Wants Woody Allen To Shoot There

Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, is so determined to get filmmaker Woody Allen to shoot in his city that he’s made a quite amazing overture towards the filmmaker.

In the Sunday edition of the Brazilian newspaper O Globo, Paes says his administration would gladly foot 100% of the filmmaker’s production costs.

Paes says: “I really want him to come! I did everything. I’ve talked to his sister, I’ve send him a plane ticket through [architect Santiago] Calatrava, his neighbor in New York, and I would pay anything for him to come shoot here.”

In 2010, Rio announced that they had negotiations with Allen that had been successful, a report that Allen’s publicist later denied.

Source: Vanity Fair