New York, I Love You in October

new york, i love you

Vivendi Entertainment has finally set an October 16th 2009 release date for the anthology film project New York, I Love You. The movie is the next film from the producers of Paris, je t’aime, and features another anthology of short films, this time focusing on the stories of love in New York’s five boroughs.

The film includes short films directed by Jian Wen, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Allen Hughes, Shekhar Khapur, Natalie Portman, Fatih Akin, Joshua Marston and Randy Balsmyer. The film’s ensemble cast includes: Bradley Cooper, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Irrfan Khan, Emilie Ohana, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, James Caan, Blake Lively, Drea de Matteo, John Hurt, Shia LaBeouf, Burt Young, Chris Cooper, Eli Wallach and Cloris Leachman.

The film screened as a work in progress at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, and was originally expected to hit theaters in mid-February 2009. We posted a teaser trailer last August. Scarlett Johansson’s directorial effort starring Kevin Bacon didn’t make the final cut, but will be included on the DVD alongside Andrei Zvyagintsev’s segment starring Carla Gugino and Goran Visnjic, which was also edited out of the theatrical version.

Future installments of the “Cities of Love” series are being planned for Shanghai, Rio de Jainero, Berlin and Jerusalem. Paris, je t’aime was a very uneven film, but contained a few gems including a short directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Natalie Portman and a segment by the Coen Brothers starring Steve Buscemi.

source: Variety

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  • I love Paris, je t'aime - an amazing movie... heartwarming and quirky - a movie with shorts that illicit genuine humor and a sense of sadness from one to the other...

    moving (for me)

    when watching it all i could help to think was that the neighborhoods of NYC would clearly be able to tell their own story as well, so i'm not surprised by this - however i hope it bears the same range of emotion, style, and intent that the first one did...
  • I, too, loved Paris, je t'aime... especially the Alfonso Cuaron segment.
  • ben
    I just don't see this stacking up with Paris je t'aime, but I am excited to see something else by Fatih Akin, his movie The Edge of Heaven was absolutely astounding.
  • gah
    They managed to put together every actor that I hate for this film. i'll wait for video, no way am i spending two hours in a dark room with a bunch of hipsters smelling their own farts.
  • I am excited for this and glad to have a release date.
  • Half of this post is irrelevant. You'll have to delete it.
  • Tag
    Yeah, however, this movie won't be as good as New York Stories.
  • Terror Australis
    Now before everyone bashes Ratner's involvement, you should know that his segment for the film, I've read some reviews that have said that his short is one of the highlights of the whole film.
  • The comments here are ridiculous. You guys do realize this is an anthology. Which means Ratner's bit will be maybe 5% of the total film's run time.

    While I don't believe this will be as great as Paris je'Taime was (I don't agree with the author proclaiming Paris je'Taime was "uneven"), I'm quite highly looking forward to this. I'm glad a release date has finally been decided upon.
  • CamelSpit
    I loved the previous one, but somehow this doesn't sound like it'll compare. Anything with the Rat on board is usually the S.S. Scurvy.
  • dagreenman18
    Fuck Brett Ratner. His involvement makes me wary of this film.
  • Eh, he's only doing one segment. I mean with a project like this there's bound to be some films you like less than others. So you don't have to judge the whole batch by Ratner's bit.
  • dagreenman18
    True, but anyone who would give Ratner work is a person of questionable intelligence.
  • LOL. Ok you might be right there.
  • fat dave
    is that the official poster? looks like something out of worms armageddon.
    and yes. why brett ratner?
  • Why the hell is Brett Ratner involved in this?
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