Controversial director Woody Allen has lined up his next feature film and an Oscar-winning star.
According to the CBC, the film will shoot in Spain over the summer, with “Django Unchained” actor Christoph Waltz taking the lead role.
The film is the first from Allen since Amazon terminated its relationship with him in the wake of comments he’d made about the #MeToo movement, as well as increased scrutiny over longstanding accusations of child molestation by his daughter Dylan Farrow.
Amazon has also declined to distribute his already-finished film A Rainy Day in New York.
The new film, which has no title yet, is a romantic comedy about an American couple who attend the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.
“This latest movie has all the ingredients to be right up there along with what we’ve become accustomed to from a director of Woody Allen’s talent: an intelligent script and a first-rate international cast,” said Spanish production company MediaPro Studio in a statement announcing the film.
Gina Gershon, Elena Anaya, and Louis Garrel are also set to star in the film.