A Bigger Splash helmer Luca Guadagnino got massive plaudits and talk of a breakout hit at Sundance when his gay-themed movie Call Me By Your Name debuted. He’s also finishing up the long-gestating remake of Suspiria.
However, for his next film, it looks like he’s heading to South America with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal, as Variety reports they’re in talks to star in Guadagnino’s Rio. The movie is about, ‘a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.’
It’s not clear when the movie will shoot, but the film will be looking for buyers at Cannes. As Guadagnino’s Suspiria isn’t released until 2017, don’t expect it until 2018 at least.