Broad Green Pictures has set up Buena Vista Social Club – Adios, a sequel to Wim Wenders’ seminal 1999 documentary that pulled back the curtain on Cuba’s vibrant music culture, spawning a Grammy-winning album produced by Ry Cooder and a world tour. Lucy Walker (Waste Land) is directing the follow-up docu, which will track the remaining band members on their final concert tour that ends with homecoming shows in Havana. (The tour hits the U.S. for a few dates beginning in August.)
Production is set to kick off in July for a 2016 release. Christine Cowin and Zak Kilberg are producing and Broad Green’s Victor Moyers and Asher Goldstein will oversee for the studio. Broad Green, which just unveiled its inaugural slate, is financing and will lead production with Blink TV and Convergent Media (formerly Social Construct Media). Broad Green has worldwide rights to the film and will distribute in the U.S., with Mister Smith Entertainment handling international sales at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
Broad Green acqiured a 45% stake in Mister Smith in February and this marks the first deal in the tie-up.