Jose Padilha to Helm BJJ Film For Netflix

Jose Padilha To Helm Bjj Film For Netflix

Acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha (“Elite Squad,” “Narcos”) is set to helm the Brazilian jiu-jitsu themed period drama feature “Dead or Alive” for Netflix.

Stretching from 19th century Japan to present day US, the epic tale centers on two men Mitsuyo Maeda and Rickson Gracie who developed and spread a mixed martial art that became known as Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Peter Maguire penned the script and both Padilha and Greg Silverman will produce.

Source: Heat Vision