With Twilight’s Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner rumored to arrive any day now — or not — Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is suddenly turning into a celebrity crossroads. A bevy of stars are there, all related to “work.” So who’s so lucky?
Well, for one, Black Eyed Peas hottie Fergie, who was spotted on a Rio beach yesterday with husband Josh Duhamel.
Josh is there filming “Fast and the Furious 5” while Fergie and the Peas are playing in concert a few hundred miles south in Florianópolis.
Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Tyrese and Jordana Brewster, who was also spotted on Rio’s famed Copacabana beach, are also there filming “Fast and the Furious.”
But the scene is really expected to heat up with Twilight stars jet into Rio to film scenes for the next “Twilight” saga, “Breaking Dawn.”
Rio is the setting for Bella Swan’s and Edward Cullen’s honeymoon. What’s Lautner doing on the trip?
The rumors got rolling when Brazilian celebrity magazine, Revista Quem, reported that Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner will arrive in Brazil tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 5) to begin filming scenes.
Rio de Janeiro’s Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport is supposedly their destination, so if true, those by now staple airport arrival shots should be surfacing soon.
Only one problem, Sergio Sá Leitãohad, President of Summit Entertainment’s Brazilian partner, RioFilme’s has backed off an earlier confirmation.
After saying that Rob and Kristen would be in Rio, he later tweeted that reports of their imminent arrival are “baseless.”
But Revista Quem (“About Magazine” in English) seems to have the full itinerary for the “Breaking Dawn” shoot.
It reports that the historic Lapa District in downtown Rio will be closed to the public on Sunday (Nov. 7) for initial shooting on “Breaking Dawn.”
From there, Rob, Kristen and crew will reportedly travel to Paraty, south of Rio and film in the Paraty-Mirim area.
Between shoots, they will hole up at the Copacabana Palace hotel, which is used to celebrity guests and has massive gates and enough security to protect the Queen.
Filming will supposedly wrap, sometime between November 12 or 15 — not exactly precision reporting.
But the magazine is pretty tapped in to Rio happenings.
Revista Quem is owned by the Brazilian conglomerate O Globo, which also owns one of Rio’s top daily newspapers and Brazil’s no. 1 television network.