Woody Allen eyes Ireland

Annie Hall director ‘would make film in Ireland’.

Woody Allen has said he would jump at the chance to make a movie in Ireland.

Speaking to reporters, the legendary film director and actor said,

“If I got the offer of financing, I wouldn’t hesitate to go and make a movie in Ireland It is a place I would not have a problem living in for the couple of months it took me to make the film”.

But, the 72-year-old was quick to add that the story-line would have to be right,

“Ireland brings with it some very particular things. It’s an isolated and kind of misty place and you’d really have to have the right story for it, but it’s a great atmosphere. You know right away you are going to get a beautiful film – those grey skies and the terrain. It’s one of the few places that lives up to the hype, that is as beautiful as everyone tells you it is. I would not hesitate at all – not at all.”

Allen’s next movie, ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, shot in Spain, is an erotic story about young Americans Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) who spend a summer in Catalonia where they become involved with an intense painter (Javier Bardem) and his disturbed wife (Penélope Cruz).