LaBeouf, Bloom Visit New York

Shia LaBeouf, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Julie Christie and John Hurt are set to star in the late Anthony Minghella-scripted segment of short film anthology “New York, I Love You” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Those cast in the anthology film already includes Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Anton Yelchin, Robin Wright Penn, Maggie Q, Chris Cooper, Natalie Portman, Anton Yelchin, Olivia Thirlby, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Drea de Matteo, Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon.

“Love” is being helmed by a coterie of directors, including Natalie Portman in her writing and directing debut, along with Mira Nair, Wen Jiang, Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner and Scarlett Johansson.

LaBeouf and Christie’s segment, written by the late Minghella and directed by Shekhar Kapur, centers on a woman who checks into a hotel that is in between worlds.

There, she meets a young man and the two discover not only a mysterious connection but develop an understanding as to their situation. Production is under way on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The movie follows on the heels of “Paris, je t’aime” in what’s called the “Cities of Love” franchise. Shanghai in Asia, and still undetermined locations in South America and then Africa have yet to be named.

No plans have been announced for a film on the last remaining heavily populated continent – Australia.