Woody Allen will follow his London based project with a romantic drama set in Paris, confirmed the film’s Spanish co-producers Mediapro.
Mediapro signed a three picture deal with the US director at the beginning of last year, following the success of their collaboration on Vicky Cristina Barcelona. All three films will be co-produced by Gravier, the production company run by Allen’s sister Letty Aronson.
The first of the three films is an Untitled London Project set to shoot later this year with Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas attached to star.
“We will follow the London project with a romantic film set in Paris, which will shoot in 2010,” Javier Mendez, a producer at Mediapro confirmed to ScreenDaily. “Woody Allen is writing the script, but we’ve not yet received it from him and the cast and title are yet to be confirmed.”
Allen had previously considered shooting in the French capital back in 2006, but shelved the plans to focus on other projects.
Meanwhile, Mediapro will also be producing a $28m (20m euros) project titled Las Madres De Elna, which is based on the true story of a Swiss nurse called Elisabeth Eidenbenz who helped Republican women fleeing the Franco dictatorship after the Spanish Civil War give birth to their children in a French concentration camp next to the Catalan border.
Lluis Arcarazo and Jordi Galceran are writing the script based on two books La Maternidad DeElna.Cuna De Los Exiliadosby Assumpta Montella, and Exodo: Del Campo De Argeles A La Maternidad De Elna by Remei Oliva.The idea for the film was originally proposed by Jaume Roures, chief executive at Mediapro, who is working as a producer on the project.
“We plan to shoot the film next year in Spain with two leading international actors (TBC),” said Mendez.
Finally, Mediapro is also set to produce the next project of Tom Fernandez, following their successful collaboration on his debut feature La TorreDeSuso (Suso’s Tower). The new film is going to be called What Is A Bear For? and will shoot in Spain this autumn. Cast is yet to be confirmed.