Scott Bailey has been cast as the lead in Roberto Jabor's English-speaking, US-Brazil co-production Copacabana, Of Love And Shadows.

Bailey, whose credits include The Guiding Guide, the upcoming Seducing Spirits, and TV series Saints & Sinners, joins Peter Paige, Gabriel Canella, Emily Holmes and Maite Proenca in the key cast.

The $5m production will begin principal photography in Rio De Janeiro in March 2008 and weaves together the stories of a treacherous drag queen, a nightclub diva and a gay Englishman on the prowl for sex.

Alex Massis of Film Source is serving as executive producer and Film Source is handling worldwide rights.