Mike Barker's A Good Woman, billed as a scandalous but comic tale set in New York and Italy's Amalfi Coast during the 1930s, has begun principal photography on location in Sorrento.

Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Wilkinson star in the film, which is based on Oscar Wilde's classic play Lady Windermere's Fan. Howard Himelstein wrote the script.

International sales are being handled through Beyond Films.

The film is a co-production between the UK's Meltemi Entertainment, International Arts Entertainment and Italy's Buskin Films, with Kanzaman Productions in Spain acting as minority co-producer. Magic Hour, Film Finances, Luxembourg-based company Thema and Matrix in the UK are all providing equity finance. Alan Greenspan, Jonathan English, Steve Siebert and Howard Himelstein are producing. The film will be delivered in late 2004.

Hunt plays Mrs Erlynne, an audacious woman of a certain age with a reputation for entertaining wealthy, married men. Leaving her problems and unpaid bills in New York, she sets sail for the Amalfi Coast to pursue a high profile society couple. The romantic comedy soon becomes a story of intrigue, betrayal, and, ultimately, surprising loyalty.