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CBS Studios and Stampede Ventures have partnered under their international first-look agreement on a new limited drama series called “Tango”, which examines the tumultuous events surrounding the making of the 1973 feature film “Last Tango in Paris.” The logline: Written by Jeremy Miller and Daniel Cohn, “Tango” will span the 18 months before, during and after the production of Italian auteur Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Last Tango in Paris,” and explore questions of identity, fame, and artistic ambition. Told through the lens of those at the center of the events – Maria Schneider, Marlon Brando and Bernardo Bertolucci – the story will capture the collision of three people cemented in history by one of the most shocking cinematic incidents of all time.
Set in Italy, France and the U.S., the series will begin with Bertolucci traveling to Los Angeles in 1971 to convince a broken-down and bankrupt Brando to take a role in his upcoming film – a graphic account of sexual obsession, emotional breakdown and murder.
Lisa Brühlmann (“Killing Eve,” “The Girl Before”) and José Padilha (“Narcos,” “Elite Squad”) will co-direct the series, with Greg Silverman and JP Sarni of Stampede Ventures to executive produce. Meghan Lyvers, Senior Vice President of International Co-Productions and Development at CBS Studios, will shepherd the project for the studio.
CBS Studios and Stampede Ventures will be taking the series to market in early 2022.