Alex Massis' Florida-based Film Source is preparing the $5m drama Copacabana,Of Love And Shadows.

Filming is set to start in Rio De Janeiro in early 2007 onthe English-language story of an English artist and Brazilian street childwhose relationship is bedevilled by a drag queen.

Brazilian film-maker Roberto Jabor will direct and Film Source,which is handling worldwide rights, is in talks with potential producing andfinancing partners in Brazil and the UK.

The cast so far includes Jonathan Trent, Jim Verraros, LucianoSzafir and Mariz Garcez.

Massis isserving as executive producer. His credits include Circle Of Iron, Sellout ,and The Traveler.