By Nicole Sperling
Updated May 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

New York, I Love You, the unofficial followup to the anthology film Paris Je T’aime, will open nationwide on Oct. 16. The film, the second in a series of “Cities of Love” movies conceived by producer Emmanuel Benbihy, features 12 featurettes from directors like Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Natalie Portman, and Joshua Marston. As we reported here at the beginning of the month, the movie made news when it cut Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut from its lineup. Rather, that short starring Kevin Bacon is likely to be featured as an online advertisement for the film.