Emma Stone, Colin Firth to star in Woody Allen comedy

Actress Emma Stone attends "The Croods" premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 10, 2013, in New York. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Woody Allen is returning to France for his next film and bringing Colin Firth and Emma Stone along as its stars.

Producers Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum announced Tuesday that Allen is set to start shooting his untitled new comedy this summer in the South of France.

This is the writer-director's second time filming in France (his 2011 fantasy comedy "Midnight in Paris" took an Academy Award for screenplay and was nominated for three others, including best picture and best director for Allen), and his eighth film set in Europe. Allen will reunite with the cinematographer, production designer and costume designer he worked with on some of his previous European productions.

Allen's latest movie, "Blue Jasmine," starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin, is to be released in July.

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