Roberto Jabor will make his feature directorial debut on theBrazilian gay romance Copacabana, Of Love And Shadows from his own screenplay.

Alex Massis of Florida-based production and sales companyThe Film Source will serve as executive producer on the $5m English-languageproject, which is set to begin shooting in the autumn in Rio de Janeiro.

'Copacabana tells a story of a handsome and wealthy Englishartist who meets a Brazilian street kid,' Jabor said.

'It looks like a match made in heaven. Maybe it is, but notif the drag queen that haunts both their pasts has anything to say aboutit!'

The project iscurrently out to casting.