Woody Allen hopes to create a portrait of the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona on par with his 1979 masterpiece "Manhattan."
The veteran American director said he aimed to picture Barcelona, "the same way I presented Manhattan to the world through my eyes."
Speaking at a news conference in the Catalan capital, Allen said he was to begin filming on July 9.
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 Allen's latest muse, Scarlett Johanssen, star of his recent London-based films "Matchpoint" and "Scoop," and Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Allen said he looked forward to filming "with great, great enthusiasm."
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