“Breaking Dawn” Will Shoot in Rio de Janeiro

Oct 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Sérgio Sá Leitão, president of the Rio Film Commission, has confirmed that Breaking Dawn will move production to Rio de Janeiro.  He says that the production is scheduled to shoot in Rio next month.  Negotiations have been up in the air for quite some time regarding whether or not the production team would actually shoot on location in Brazil:

“Dawn will be shot in Rio in November. With full support of the Rio Film Commission.  For security reasons I can not say when and where.  The Mayor and Governor Eduardo Paes Cabral directly engaged to enable the filming of Dawn in the River Plate Gol!  An estimated investment of U.S. $2 million into the economy of Rio seems all right to come and Dawn team is filmed here.”

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I’m glad they will be filming in Rio, this will definitely add to the authenticity of the scenes being shot there–no doubt they’re shooting Isle Esme there!  It’s interesting to look at the difference in productions: where the New Moon Italy shoot happened at the end of production, the Rio shoot for Breaking Dawn will be happening at the beginning of production.  I’m curious as to whether or not the first day of shooting on BD will happen in Baton Rouge and then move to Rio, or if shooting will start in Rio and then move to Baton Rouge. 

According to this week’s Scene Weekly, a local Baton Rouge publication whose offices are on the same studio lot as BD, BD is scheduled to start shooting November 16.  An earlier report posted on Production Weekly’s twitter stated that shooting was scheduled to begin November 1. Of course, all these dates I’ve mentioned are subject to change seeing as Summit hasn’t yet issued their usual press release announcing the start of principal photography.  Till then I’m loving speculating on the whens and wheres!

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So what do you guys think?  Are you happy that Breaking Dawn will be shooting in Rio?

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5 Comments to ““Breaking Dawn” Will Shoot in Rio de Janeiro”

  1. debra says:

    oh yes i think it will be exactly what were looking for in the honeymoon scenes. plus Isle esme is supposed to be a beautiful place and Rio has that covered. im so excited. I CANT WAIT!!!!!

  2. Monica says:

    I’m brazilian, so, i loved the idea, and i’m really glad everything worked out
    cant waiit

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  4. Adriana says:

    Hi I´m braziliam and very happy for know about the movie production breaking dawn in Rio, now I just need know where and when ;-) !!!!!!!!!!

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