US production company Relativity Pictures and Russia's Mosfilm and Studio Ritm are co-producing comedy Red Squares, which is shooting in Moscow until the end of April when it moves to New York for a second leg in June and July.

The production is set against the backdrop of central Moscow and familiar locations such as the Bolshoi Theatre and Red Square. The story revolves around an American who is sent to Russia to track down a local girl accused of conning the Italian mafia.

Robert Capelli is directing the film from a script by Sergei Konenkov who also serves as producer and technical director. Mark Settembra is also producing. Capelli also stars alongside Vincent Pastore, Slava Schoot, Danny Aiello, Artie Lange and Ivana Milicevic.