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FFHadmin / September 14th, 2018
Jake Gyllenhaal & Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Edward Berger’s Rio

STUDIOCANAL, Sunnymarch and Nine Stories have confirmed that Edward Berger will direct RIO starring Academy Award nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Berger has been nominated for an Emmy Award for the series PATRICK MELROSE for which he directed all episodes and is now set to call the shots on the upcoming psychological thriller. Steven Knight, the man who created PEAKY BLINDERS and TABOO has written the screenplay.

RIO, a psychological thriller which centres on two old friends who meet again in Rio, one a journalist the other a hugely successful financier. RIO will be produced by Benedict Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland through SunnyMarch and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker through Nine Stories.

Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy are overseeing for STUDIOCANAL.

Edward Berger has already established himself as one of the world’s leading film and television directors. His recent directorial work on the critically-acclaimed mini-series PATRICK MELROSE, starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and has already picked up 5 Emmy nominations, including: Best Director and Best Limited series. Berger also directed the first two hours of this year’s AMC smash-hit, THE TERROR. His past credits include the landmark series DEUTSCHLAND 83, which won the International Emmy in 2016, and the widely praised feature film, JACK, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, picking up multiple awards internationally. He was one of Variety’s ’10 Europeans to Watch’ in 2017.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland shared how excited they are to be working with Berger once again: “We are delighted to be working with Ed Berger again on this very special project. Together with STUDIOCANAL and Nine Stories this promises to be a terrific collaboration, we can’t wait to bring RIO to life”.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Nine Stories commented: “Edward Berger’s work is superb. We are thrilled to be collaborating with him, STUDIOCANAL and Sunny March — an undeniably talented group of filmmakers.”

We cannot wait for the movie already, especially starring two of Hollywood’s acting giants collaborating on the big screen!

Source: Film and TV Now

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