Wim Wenders has signed on as an Executive Producer of “Buena Vista Social Club: Adios,” the follow-up documentary to the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Buena Vista Social Club,” which he co-wrote and directed in 1999, that put Cuban music culture on the global stage, following Ry Cooder as he brought prominent Cuban musicians out of retirement.
“Adios” is being directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker (“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” “Waste Land”) and produced by Christine Cowin and Zak Kilberg. The film is currently in production.
With the band on their final and hugely ambitious world tour, the five original band members take us on a journey revealing their personal and professional highs and lows since 1999, while remembering the infamous band members they’ve lost. The tour will culminate in a series of homecoming concerts in Havana. Broad Green Pictures, which is financing and distributing, is targeting a theatrical release in 2016. Broad Green’s Victor Moyers and Asher Goldstein will oversee production for the studio.
Wenders’ latest film “Every Thing Will Be Fine” plays Toronto this week.