Leandro Firmino
Leandro Firmino

Leandro Firmino and Mario Babic are set to star in Rodrigo Rodrigues’ upcoming adventure drama “Goitaca,” an upcoming film based on an indigenous tribe who used to live in the Atlantic rain forest during the 16th century.

The film tells the story of two divergent indigenous tribes, the Goitacas and an unknown tribe, which embark on a journey to find new lands to live in, peacefully.

Greenlighted by Barra Films, the internationally co-produced adventure drama is set for a release in 2017. The film will be directed by Irish theatre award winner Rodrigo Rodrigues with Joao Irenio art directing the film.

The studio announced that Leandro Firmino, known for his role as Lil’ Ze in academy award nominated hit “City of God,” will take on the role as Goitaca Chief, with Mario Babic portraying the role of Candea in the film.

Further cast announcements are Brazilian movie icon Lady Francisco, Luciano Szafir and Christianne Oliveira, best known for her role as Chitza in “Chocolat” alongside Johnny Depp.