This is a weird story. A nation that hasn’t exactly been a stalwart of fiscal responsibility has a prominent mayor reaching out to Woody Allen saying that he’ll pay “100%” of the production costs for get Mr. Allen to film there.
It’s not like a Woody Allen film would be a huge boon to the economy, so I have to guess that Mayor Eduardo Paes is just a fan. It would also be hard for Allen (or his studio) to turn down the offer of having all expenses paid for a film. He could co-direct something with Michael Bay starring Taylor Kitsch!
Anyway, no plans for a film down South America way just yet, and as we all know, Woody Allen is a man of unimpeachable moral fiber, so we’ll see if this tempting offer gets any traction in the coming months/years/decades.