Henry Zaga is going above and beyond…
The 28-year-old Brazilian actor will star alongside Giulia Be in Netflix’s new Brazilian rom-com, Beyond the Universe.
The film, which begins filming this month in São Paulo, is written and directed by Diego Freitas and will premiere on the streaming platform in 2022.
João Miguel, Othon Bastos, Rita Assemany, Leo Bahia, Viviane Araújo, Isabel Fillardis, Adriana Lessa, Denise Del Vecchio and João Côrtes are also on board.
The story follows a pianist Nina (Be) who must overcome the challenges of dealing with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can attack any part of the body – the kidney, in her case. The young woman is surprised by a strong connection with Gabriel (Zaga), one of the doctors on the team who take care of her, and who will help her overcome her insecurities in the struggle to play on stage with a huge orchestra in São Paulo.
The film is produced by Camisa Listrada. André Carreira and Luciano Reck will executive produce.
Zaga’s credits include The New Mutants, Looking for Alaska and Trinkets.