Based on the book by Brit author Peter Adams and adapted for the screen by Meirelles' "City of God" writer (and Oscar nominee) Braulio Mantovani, "Nemesis" will follow the life of Onassis from his poverty-stricken upbringing to his colossal rise and dominance of the world's merchant marine industry. It has the juicy stuff (his affair with opera singer Maria Callas, and marriage to Jackie O.) and the sad (his son and heir Alexander Onassis' airplane death, which left him hearbroken).
For locations, Croatia will double for Greece, Budapest for Buenos Aires, and London (!) will be disguised as New York.
Pathe UK will produce the film, which has a reported budget of $30 million.