'The Kid' in the ring in Mexico City


Boxing drama "Chamaco" (The Kid) begins filming this week in Mexico City under director Miguel Necoechea.

The films stars Alex Perea as an aspiring Olympic boxer as well as Martin Sheen and Kirk Harris, who become his mentors. The film is co-produced by Ivania Films of Mexico City and Rogue Arts of Los Angeles. Don Franken, Necoechea and Harris are producing from a screenplay by Necoechea, Harris and Carl Bessai. Exec producers are Bruce Randolph Tizes and Philip Bligh, both of Radio London Films, which has acquired U.S. and Canada distribution rights.