I had previously never heard of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna before going into Asif Kapadia‘s documentary last year and it speaks volumes on not only the quality of the film, but Senna’s life itself, that I came out completely devastated and considering it one of the best cinematic experiences of the year. Eager to learn more about the life of the Brazilian record-setter, it comes with great joy that his biopic is moving forward.
Collider spoke with the actor looking to portray Senna, Rodrigo Santoro (also set to return for the 300: Battle of Artemisia), who revealed more tidbits. As you can see above, the Brazilian actor seems like the perfect fit, looks-wise. He says that he hasn’t signed on to anything yet, but there are “some talks going on.” For those fearing this could be a simple cash-grab for one of Brazil’s most respected and beloved heroes, he goes on to say that won’t be the case. When it comes to what he says is the country’s “biggest project” that it ”will be with the family….it will all be done in a very, very careful and respectful way.”
While it’s clearly in the early stages with just the basic structure of the script being worked and Santoro playing everything non-committal, I’d still love to see him grab the part. I also hope it could just be a Brazilian production, something that may be more fitting for such a figure. Check out the video interview below and look for Santoro next (if you must) in What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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