Lisa Brühlmann (Killing Eve) and José Padilha (Narcos) will co-teach the series, with Greg Silverman and JP Sarni of Stampede Ventures executive producing. CBS Studios will co-produce below its world first-stare settlement with Stampede, with SVP of world co-productions and pattern Meghan Lyvers overseeing the venture for the studio.
Per a script by Jeremy Miller and Daniel Cohn, Tango traces the 18 months before, at some stage in and after the production of Remaining Tango in Paris, exploring the epic thru the lens of the three contributors on the center of events: actors Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando and director Bertolucci.
Remaining Tango, which stars Schneider as a young lady who begins up an affair with a center-aged American businessman (Brando) essentially based simplest on intercourse, has been on the center of controversy and debate since its liberate. Whereas extremely a success — the film grossed $36 million on the time, the equivalent of $186 million on the brand new time, and garnered Oscar nominations for Brando and Bertolucci — the males on the inspire of Remaining Tango had been sharply criticized for their remedy of Schneider, who became once allegedly exploited and humiliated at some stage within the shoot and ridiculed in a while for her share within the film. The young actress got simplest $4,000 compensation for her role and has talked about the trip on place led her down a path to addiction and psychological health points. The controversy became once re-ignited in 2016 when an interview Bertolucci gave to Dutch TV, by which he appears to admit to exploiting Schneider, resurfaced.
According to the producers, the Tango series will “explore questions of identity, fame, and inventive ambition.” Location in Italy, France and the U.S., the series will open with Bertolucci touring to Los Angeles in 1971 to convince a damaged and bankrupt Brando to salvage a task in his upcoming film: a graphic yarn of sexual obsession, emotional breakdown and damage.
“When José and Stampede approached me, I became once directly taken by the venture and the likelihood to stare closer at one of many biggest scandals of our industry’s historic previous – in spite of it no longer being treated as such on the time,” talked about Brühlmann. “The replacement to dive into that world, into all these charming characters, and specifically the seemingly for giving Maria Schneider a utter, is mostly enthralling.”
Provides Padilha: “Tango tells the epic of two males abusing a young and unexperienced lady, no longer for intercourse, nevertheless for the sake of art work. They did it on digicam, and the resulting scene made it staunch into a valuable characteristic film, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. The director and the actors basked in success, whereas Maria’s disaster became once uncared for.”
CBS Studios and Stampede Ventures will salvage the series to market in early 2022.
Brühlmann and Padilha are each represented by CAA. Padilha is additionally represented by Management 360 and attorney Sue Bodine at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard. Miller and Cohn are represented by UTA and Kaplan Perrone.