Woody Allen's next film, untitled as of now, will begin production this summer in Rome. It will feature a cast of Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Roberto Begnini... and Woody Allen?
So says, Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood, who posted the tidbit to tease a longer interview she will run after the Cannes Film Festival screening of Midnight in Paris on May 11.
“It’s not as romantic. It’s more an out-and-out comedy," he told Thompson.
I can't decide if this is exciting or not. It is largely dependent on the role he plays, and whether or not his character and the lead character were written in the same voice.
One thing is for sure, though: I have a lot more faith in a cast of Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page and Roberto Begnini being able to handle Woody Allen dialogue than I have with any of his casts since Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
That used to be the trademark of his films, but has been in serious decline ever since Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci fumbled their way through Anything Else. Josh Brolin was very tough on the ears in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, and I worry that Owen Wilson will be just as hard on the ears in Midnight in Paris. We'll see.
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