Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie join New York, I Love You cast

April 11th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie and John Hurt have joined the cast of New York, I Love You, a collection of 12 short films set in each of the city’s five boroughs.

The trios segment, written by the late British director Anthony Minghellaa and directed by Shekhar Kapur, who stepped in after the director died, centres 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, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

New York, I Love You is being directed by an array of directors, including Natalie Portman, Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner and Scarlett Johansson.

Based on the 2006 French film, Paris, Je T’Aime, the film includes a vast array of Hollywood stars too.

The cast also features Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Chris Cooper, Anton Yelchin, Drea de Matteo, Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon.

Reports claim that if the film proves a success, Shanghai will be the next city to be used in the Cities of Love franchise.

Shooting is under way on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Marianne Maddalena, Emmanuel Benbihy and Marina Grasic are the producers of the film.

Others on the actors list include Carlos Acosta, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Irfan Khan, Cloris Leachman, Blake Lively, Emilie Ohana, Natalie Portman, Maggie Q, Shu Qi, Olivia Thirlby, Eli Wallach, Saul Williams, Robin Wright Penn, Anton Yelchin and Ugur Yucel. (ANI)

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