By Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Actor William Russell is in Brazil to participate in the film Medida Provisória (Provisional Measure) with his son Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter, How to Get Away With Murder) as part of the cast.
The movie is directed by Lazaro Ramos, a renowned actor from Bahia, Brazil who found fame in soap operas and movies. This is his first work as a director.
In the cast is also Seu Jorge, Brazilian singer/actor who worked with Wes Anderson in “The Life Aquatic” with Steve Zissou and recorded its soundtrack, The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, covering David Bowie songs.
The shooting of the film is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, and Alfred also brought his mother Etheline Enoch, who is Brazilian born, to location.
Lazaro explained he couldn’t pass on the possibility of inviting Russell over to the movie since this is the first time father and son will work together.
Alfred Enoch said this “has always been my dream. My father is my great reference since always. He was my first teacher. When I told Lazaro, that we never worked together and that I always wanted it but it never happened, and now that he’s 94, I thought I wouldn’t have this opportunity. And suddenly he was in, and it was beautiful”.
Etheline Enoch also spoke about the film: “As parents, we are delighted that he had this opportunity. And for me, I’m even happier, since it is in my country. He said that he met the cast in January when he was here and he was very excited. That’s why he accepted this project and rejected other ones in America and Europe”.
You can follow the production of this film on the official Instagram account.