The filmmaker, whose films were once synonymous with New York, said to his new hometown newspaper La Republicca:
"I love these sophisticated cities," he enthused. "It's fantastic to have the possibility to work there, like when I shot Manhattan in New York, Match Point in London and Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Barcelona ... Each time, it's like a declaration of love for certain places. I project onto the big screen my feelings for places which count a lot in my life. I hope to do the same thing with Rome."
No specific film details were announced.