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News brief: Criminal set for Brazil remake

Cisneros Media’s crime novella DeMente Criminal is to be remade in Brazil after a local producer bought the format rights.

Brazilian producer Iolo Filmes (aka Iolo Pictures) will develop a local version in collaboration with Argentina’s Navajo Films.

Cisneros Media Distribution’s executive VP, content distribution Marcello Coltro said this was the first time a format from his company would be remade in Brazil.

Inspired by real life, the show tells the story of a distinguished psychiatrist who was exposed as a cold blooded murderer.