By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

EDGAR RAMIREZ AND PEDRO PASCAL TO STAR IN OLIVER ASSAYAS’ “WASP NETWORK” FOR RT FEATURES AND CG CINEMA

LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2018) – RT Features announced today that Golden Globe® and Emmy® Nominee Edgar Ramirez (The Girl on the Train, Hands of Stone) and Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star in Wasp Network. Oliver Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) wrote and will also direct the film, which is based on Fernando Morais’ book, The Last Soldiers of the Cold War.  RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira is producing alongside CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert.  RT’s Lourenço Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas are executive producing. IMR International will be introducing the film to foreign buyers in Cannes, with CAA Media Finance handling the US rights.

Wasp Network is the unbelievable true story of Cuban spies in American territory during the 90’s which reveals the tentacles of a terrorist network based in Florida with ramifications in Central America and with the consent of the US government.

Ramirez recently appeared as Gianni Versace in the Ryan Murphy produced FX series “American Crime Story,” and has signed on to appear opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s upcoming film Jungle Cruise.

Pascal is known for his iconic role as Javier Peña in the hit Netflix series “Narcos” and also recently starred Whiskey in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Last month, he signed on to star opposite Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig in the much anticipated Wonder Woman sequel.

 Ramirez is represented by CAA and Impression Entertainment. Pascal is represented by WME and Untitled Entertainment.

RT Features produced Luca Guadagnino’s Academy Award® Nominated Call Me By Your Name. They are in production on Robert Eggers on The Lighthouse, the renowned filmmaker’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Witch, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe with A24 and New Regency and in post-production on James Gray’s Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt for Fox.

IMR is also handling sales on Scott Z. Burns’ The Torture Report and David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough which will have its world premiere in competition in Cannes.  The slate also includes: What Is Life Worth with Michael Keaton; Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix; Anne Fletcher’s Dumplin’ starring Jennifer Aniston; Borderland starring Jamie Dornan and Sam Claflin; and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife starring Bette Midler and Sharon Stone.

 

 

ABOUT RT FEATURES

Founded by Rodrigo Teixeira in 2005, RT Features is an innovative production company based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that focuses on developing, producing and financing high quality content ranging from original projects to acquisitions, for both film and television.

The company has had a banner year with 10 films on its slate, including lauded films such as: Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name starring Armie Hammer with Sony Pictures Classics; Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$ with Fox Searchlight; and Jonas Carpignano’s A Ciambra.  RT is currently in production on Robert Eggers The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson with A24 and New Regency and are in post on the sci-fi film Ad Astra, which they developed with director James Gray, starring Brad Pitt.  In 2017, the company won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for Robert Egger’s The Witch.

Since its launch, RT Features has produced, co-produced or financed a remarkable slate of feature films including: Ira Sachs’ critically acclaimed Love is Strange for Sony Pictures Classics and Little Men; James Schamus’ Indignation; Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and Mistress America for Fox Searchlight; Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves; and Gaspar Noé’s Love.

Dedicated to working with talented young directors since its inception, RT Features formed a joint venture with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions which aims to produce films from emerging filmmakers worldwide.

ABOUT CG CINEMA

Charles Gillibert created the author driven production company, CG CINEMA in 2013. In these last five years, CG CINEMA has produced many international projects and awards in all the majors festivals.  Productions include : Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas (Cannes FF 2014 ; starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz) ; Eden by Mia Hansen- Løve (Toronto FF 2014); The Oscar nominated Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, which won four awards at the French Cesars Ceremony.

More recently, CG Cinema produced Things to Come by Mia Hansen- Løve, Silver Bear at the 2016 Berlinale and Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas, which won Best Director Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.  Kings by Deniz Gamze Ergüven starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and 24 Frames by Abbas Kiarostami are both in postproduction.

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