Woody Allen pledges to reunite with Scarlett Johansson

But the pair are giving their partnership a break for now

Woody Allen has said that he has every intention of working with Scarlett Johansson again in the future.

The director has used the actress in three films, Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but decided to take a break from collaborating for fear of burning out their partnership.

But in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Allen pledged that the pair would reunite. He said: “I have every intention of working with her again, but I just didn’t think it was a great idea for either one of us to work together too intensely, picture after picture.

I didn’t want her to be burdened by, ‘Oh, she’s in all the Woody Allen pictures, it’s so predictable’, and she’s my new muse, and all that silliness.

Johansson herself has said that she hopes that one day Allen will create the role that defines her career: “I don’t think anything’s played out. I’m waiting for him to write my Citizen Kane.”

Allen recently changed the title of his Rome-set film from The Bop Decameron to Nero Fiddled.