Hugh Jackman is to star in the new, as-yet-untitled comedy from writer-director Woody Allen.

Variety reports that the film, which also stars Scarlett Johansson and Ian McShane, will begin shooting in London on 27 June.

Commenting on the film, Allen said: "The film is a comedy melodrama that is contemporary and takes place in London. Johansson plays a visiting American student who has a love affair with a British aristocrat. I play a low-grade American entertainer, which is perfect for me because that's what I am."

Johansson also stars opposite Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in Allen's upcoming film 'Match Point'.