Maya acquires Breno Silveira's 'Rio'

Romance stars Thiaggo Martins, Vitoria Frate

Maya Entertainment has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Breno Silveira's "Once Upon a Time in Rio," a class-conscious love story starring Thiaggo Martins as a hot dog vendor and Vitoria Frate as the wealthy girl with whom he falls in love.

A Vereda Filmes, Conspiracao Filmes & Globo Filmes co-production, the film was written by Patricia Andrade and produced by Pedro Buarque de Hollanda and Luciane Sommer and written by Patricia Andrade.

Jose Martinez and Alex Raminfar negotiated the deal for Maya, which plans to release the film this summer.