Woody Allen’s Wild Bunch production ends

Filming on a new, yet untitled film by Woody Allen, co-financed by French sales outfit Wild Bunch and US-based Virtual Films, is currently wrapping up in London.Starring Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins, Mark Umbers and Tom Wilkinson, the “Untitled Woody Allen Summer Project” ? the New York director’s third consecutive feature to be set in London after Match Point and Scoop ? is the story of two Cockney brothers in south London (Farrell and McGregor) who buy and restore a boat. A young woman (Atwell) who lands in London on her search for fortune crosses the two men by accident on her path.When McGregor’s character falls in love with her, she becomes aware of her power to attract the opposite sex and uses this to the point of leading the two brothers, who are in financial difficulty, into crime, and creating a dangerous rivalry between the two men..The seven-week shoot, which began on July 10, is now drawing to a close, with the team and Hungarian veteran and three-time Oscar nominated DoP Vilmos Zsigmond having travelled from Brighton to London (Studios Ealing) for filming.The €13m budget film, which includes investment from TF1 Films Production and was substituted last spring for a too ambitious Parisian project, has already been pre-sold by Wild Bunch to almost all international territories.An increasingly important player in the film industry, with the production of the “Untitled Woody Allen Summer Project” the French company has passed yet another milestone in its development and reinforces its credibility as a partner for ambitious projects, including US films.Slated for next spring, the film’s theatrical release could be preceded by a premiere at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival before Allen heads to Spain for the summer to shoot a new feature produced by MediaPro.Source: www.cineuropa.org