Woody Allen starts shooting in Barcelona
Shielded by bodyguards and away from the sight of curious beachgoers, Woody Allen started shooting his new film in Barcelona on Monday.
Allen shot some scenes at a restaurant in a fishermen’s neighborhood in Barcelona with actress Scarlett Johansson, who plays a tourist in the film.
The American film director and actor said last week at a news conference in Barcelona he hoped to create a portrait of the northeastern Spanish city on par with his 1979 masterpiece “Manhattan.”
The veteran director said he aimed to picture Barcelona “the same way I presented Manhattan to the world through my eyes.”
Barcelona would be the second European city to feature in a full-length Allen movie.
The film, yet to be named, is due to headline Johansson, Allen’s latest muse and star of his recent London-based films “Scoop” and “Matchpoint,” and Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.