Jones teams with Ratner for Rio

3-D 'Magic' act for director, music maven

Quincy Jones will team with helmer Brett Ratner to shoot “Carnaval 3D: The Magic & the Music,” chronicling Brazil’s annual street party in Rio de Janeiro.

“The opportunity of combining the grand spectacle that is carnaval and cutting edge 3-D technology is irresistible,” Ratner said. Jones will host perfs from Brazilian musicians and orchestrate link-ups with U.S. and European acts. Additional shooting is expected in New Orleans.

Producing team includes Jones, Mark Ross and Roger Kass. They’ll also be working with Tycoon Studios, a Rio- based vid production company.

Capitol Films is shepherding international sales and the producers will handle North American rights.

Filming is set to start on the U.S.-Brazilian co-production in fall, with a release slated for late 2008.

An album and an international tour will follow. And a portion of the pic’s profits will be donated to charity.

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