Jonathan Trent and Jim
Verraros attached to:
"COPACABANA, OF LOVE AND SHADOWS"
American actors Jonathan Trent (“Boy Culture”) and Jim Verraros (“Eating
Out”) will take part in the forthcoming USA film, "Copacabana, of Love
and Shadows." The movie is budgeted at 5 million dollars with principle
photography slated to begin in early 2007 in Rio De Janeiro. Brazilian
actors, Luciano Szafir(“Nightmare Man”) and Mariz Garcez (”The Machine”)
were also confirmed to take part in the English-speaking motion picture.
Negotiations are underway with several other well-known American actors
to complete the cast. Ricardo Veiga will score the film.
Roberto Jabor, the awarded Brazilian director, will direct "Copacabana,
of Love and Shadows" from his own script. The film will be
executive-produced by Alex Massis for The Film Source, a Florida-based
production and sales company, which will also handle all rights.
This will be Jabor's first full-length film and the 14th for Alex Massis
who executive produced, among others, "Circle of Iron" starring David
Karadin, "Sellout" with Oliver Reed, "The Traveler" directed by the
Oscar-awarded Moshe Mizrahi, The Japanese movie, "A Boy and a Camel ,"
and "Promised Lands,“ a feature documentary directed by Susan Sontag.
Roberto Jabor summarized the "Copacabana" story: "When a handsome and
wealthy English artist meets a Brazilian street kid, it looks like a
match made in heaven. Maybe it is, but not if the drag queen that haunts
both their pasts has anything to say about it."
Roberto Jabor production reel:
Composer: Ricardo Veiga
The Film Source: