Woody Allen to Shoot a New Film in Spain With Funding From ‘Midnight in Paris’ Team

Barcelona-based financing conglomerate Mediapro previously financed the director’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona”

Last Updated: February 22, 2019 @ 8:04 AM

Woody Allen is set to shoot a new movie in Spain, according to a statement given to the New York Times.

Mediapro, a Barcelona-based financing conglomerate that previously helped fund Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” and “Midnight in Paris,” is backing the project, which they tell the Times is already in progress. They did not share any additional details or confirm any local media reports about Allen’s scouting locations.

“We have a 10-year relationship with Mr. Allen and, like all projects we produce, we judge the creator by its work,” Mediapro’s statement to the Times said. “All of our projects have a unique personality, and we support all types of artistic voices and ideas and remain committed to producing well-defined and creative projects for audiences worldwide.”

Mediapro did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The news comes two weeks after Allen sued Amazon Studios for $68 million, saying that Amazon breached their contract by refusing to distribute his latest film, “A Rainy Day in New York,” and for cancelling a four-picture production deal with Allen, without cause.

Allen claims that Amazon backed out of distributing his film in June after accusations resurfaced that he sexually molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, in August 1992. Allen has repeatedly denied the accusations and in the lawsuit calls them “baseless.”

The Times notes that Amazon has previously worked with Mediapro but is not involved in this project.