Nicholas Klein, who co-wrote and produced Wim Wenders' The Million Dollar Hotel and The End Of Violence, is set to co-produce the feature debut of Argentine film-maker Alejandro Chomski.

Chomski, who lived in Los Angeles for four years, has directed nine shorts, three of which were acquired by internet movie web-site, His debut film, Laila, will be shot in Buenos Aires with principal photography slated for early 2001.

The film revolves around a 12-year-old girl who lives among the homeless while searching for her father. Chomski has written the screenplay adaptation from the novel Mas Alla Del Bien Y Lentamente (Further Than Good And Slowly) by Argentine author Segio Bizzio.

"I hope to bring to the project whatever contacts and credibility I can, as well as possibly half the budget if necessary," said Klein.

Dubkowsky-Burman, the Argentine producers on Daniel Burman's Esperando Al Mesias and Argentine-Italian co-production Garage Olimpo, directed by Marco Becchis, may co-produce the project.