North American rights to Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" have been acquired by The Weinstein Company. The new film, called "funny, sexy and smart" in a statement by Harvey Weinstein, stars Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, Penelope Cruz, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Messina. In the film, two young American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson) become entangled with an artist (Javier Bardem) and his crazy ex-wife (Penelope Cruz) while spending a summer in Spain. It was written and directed by Allen and produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, and Gareth Wiley, as well as Jaume Roures. Currently in post-production, the film will be released later this year. [Eugene Hernandez]