The tumultuous backstage of A Last Tango in Paris explored in a mini-series

Last Tango in Paris
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It will aim to recount 18 months of the production of the film worn by Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando, under the watchful eye of the director Bernardo Bertolucci.

After the series devoted to behind the scenes of Godfather, here are the ones behind the scenes ofA Last Tango in Paris ! Variety announces that the tumultuous events surrounding the making of Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1973 film will be the subject of a limited series to be co-directed by Lisa Brühlmann (Killing Eve) and José Padilha (Narcos).

Controversy plagued the film after its January 1973 release, while Brando and Bertolucci benefited significantly from it. The film grossed an adjusted gross of $ 186 million, still the third highest grossing foreign film to date. The actor and director went on to critical acclaim, with Oscar nominations. Schneider, however, was exploited and ridiculed for her role in the film, which led her down the path of drug addiction and struggled with her sanity in the aftermath. The only compensation she ever received for her role was $ 4,000“CBS and Stampede studios, which will produce,” tease in a statement.

This series based on real events will be titled Tango and will once again feature a reincarnated Marlon Brandon. It’s Justin Chambers (ex-Grey’s Anatomy) which will stick to it in The Offer. We do not yet know who will try the experiment for Tango.

The series, which takes place in Italy, France and the United States, was written by Jeremy Miller and Daniel Cohn, and will run over 18 months before, during and after production of the Last Tango in Paris. It will be told through the prism of the two stars of the time: Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando, as well as Bertolucci.

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