Sergio trailer: Ana de Armas witnesses the downfall of one of the UN's most powerful officials
As always, Sundance gets the 2020 film slate under way next week, giving us a peak at some of the films that may make some noise later in the year. Sergio is hoping to be one of those and will hope to make the most of Ana de Armas' growing star power to give this a boost. The film is directed by documentary director Greg Barker, basing it on his own 2009 HBO doc, also called Sergio. It's a story about former UN official, Sergio Vieira de Mello, a name probably not known to many, but Netflix will be hoping that changes once this hits its platform. Watch the trailer for Sergio above.
Charismatic and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello has spent the majority of his storied career as a top UN diplomat working in the world’s most unstable regions, deftly navigating deals with presidents, revolutionaries, and war criminals for the sake of protecting the lives of ordinary people. But just as he readies himself for a simpler life with the woman he loves, Sergio takes one last assignment — in Baghdad, newly plunged into chaos following the US invasion. The assignment is meant to be brief, until a bomb blast causes the walls of the UN headquarters to come literally crashing down upon him, setting into motion a gripping life-or-death struggle.
Greg Barker directs Wagner Moura who stars as Sergio alongside de Armas, Bradley Whitford, Brían F. O'Byrne and Garret Dillahunt.
Sergio premières at Sundance, before arriving in select cinemas and Netflix from April 17.