Updated! Sergio SaLeitao/ssl_riofilme/ was asked about this news and this was his response.
"Vi! Boa matéria! O Rio entrou no circuito! É pra valer! @robstenpontocom: Você viu isso, Sérgio? http://t.co/a7dTSzq. Isso se deve ao ótimo momento do país, da cidade e do mercado de cinema. E ao nosso trabalho. @robstenpontocom: Vc viu? http://t.co/a7dTSzq"Translation via robstenpontocom via pattinsonladies
"I saw! Good report! Rio is in! It's for real! This is due to the great moment of the country, the city and the film market. And to our work."
Since Rob and Kristen filmed part of Breaking Dawn in Brazil last year there are rumors about a junket and premiere in Rio. Sergio Sa Leitão, president of RioFilme, confirmed on his twitter that there would be a premiere in the city, but still no news about which actors were going to attend.
Now, Sandy Adamil, director of Paris Filmes (Brazilian distributor) talked to O Globo about a junket for Breaking Dawn in Rio with Rob, Kristen and Taylor.
Rough translation - "After "Transformers", the next confirmed junkets in Rio are "Mr. Popper," the Fox comedy that will bring Jim Carrey to Rio later this month at a date to be confirmed, "The Twilight: Dawn - Part 1 ", from the successful vampire series, distributed in Brazil by Paris Filmes and scheduled for the second semester, and the animated "Puss in Boots," from Paramount, whose voice actors, Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, will come in November.
All of this generates a high cost to distributors. The market speculates that for the Fast & Furious 5" junket, Universal spent close to $5 million. As for the "Breaking Dawn", Paris will probably spend up to $ 1.5 million to bring to Rio the trio of actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
- We had a release for the "Twilight" series in 2009, in Sao Paulo with "New Moon". Then we were lucky that the author of the books, Stephenie Meyer, wrote part of "Breaking Dawn" taking place in Rio, which brought them here last year to shoot scenes of the movie. This helped on the agreement for the realization of the junket - says Sandy Adamil, director of Paris. - You can't have guaranteed return of the investment at the box office, but marketing. And certainly helps to bring the international film market to Rio."
Full article (in Portuguese) at the OGlobo RobsessedBrasil