New Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands To Be Remade

News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Fri. Aug. 19, 2011: Brazil’s biggest box office hit until last year is set to be re-made and released in 2014.

Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos /Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, will be remade, according to actor-director Reginaldo Faria.

Faria said at the Gramado Film Festival in the southern Brazil, that his son, Marcelo Faria, will star in a new film adaptation of Jorge Amado’s bestseller. The project will also mark television director Pedro Vasconcelos’ feature-film debut.

Set in Salvador in the early 1940s, the film tells the story of a widow (Braga) whose dead husband (Wilker) refuses to leave her side – and her bed – after she marries a kind-hearted but strait-laced pharmacist (Mendonça). As the bohemian, womanizing ghost, Wilker spends much of the film with his clothes off.

The new Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands is expected to hit Brazilian theaters in 2014.