Allen Eyeing Johannson and Hal for Spanish Film

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Screen Daily reports that Woody Allen wants to cast Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall (The Prestige) opposite Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem in his new film, to be shot in Barcelona, Spain this summer.

Allen described the story as “romantic but serious.” A script has been completed and Allen is currently auditioning English-speaking actors.

Prized Spanish cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe has been tapped for the film as part of a reportedly all-Spanish crew. The film will also shoot in Oviedo, a city in Spain ‘s northern Asturias region.

Johannson previously starred in Allen’s Scoop and Match Point.

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