Music Box Films has acquired all film rights to Vazante, a period drama from first-time solo director Daniela Thoman that premiered at Berlin. Set in 1821 Brazil, the film centers on slave trader Antonio (Adriano Carvalho), who returns to find that his wife has died in labor. Forced to live in the property with numerous African slaves, he marries his wife’s niece (Luana Nastas). But being a restless soul, he returns to his trading expeditions, leaving his young wife behind alone with the slaves. Geisa Costa, Juliana Carneiro Da Cunha, Toumani Kouyate, Fabricio Boliveira, Roberto Audio, Sandra Corveloni, Jai Baptista and Vinicius Dos Anjos co-star. Thomas co-wrote the pic with Beto Amaral. Music Box Films President William Schopf negotiated the deal with Films Boutique CEO Jean-Christophe Simon.