Weinsteins Embrace Woody’s Barcelona

The Weinstein Co. has picked up North American distribution rights to Woody Allen’s romantic comedy/drama “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson reports the trades.

Kevin Dunn and Chris Messina also star in the story of two American women (Hall and Johansson) vacationing in the Spanish city who become part of a chain of romances involving an artist (Bardem) and his nutty ex-wife (Cruz).

The film also contains a steamy menage a trios sequence between Bardem, Cruz and Johansson. A release later this year is planned.