There have been a lot of rumors about who will be in the next Woody Allen movie, but at last we have some confirmation (and for what it’s worth, no one would care if “Midnight in Paris” hadn’t been such a success). Here are the names that Movieline announced: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard, with co-stars Max Casella and Alden Ehrenreich. I’ve kept hearing that Bradley Cooper was supposed to be in it but don’t see him here.
You know, it’s funny, you always hear actors say about Allen that he doesn’t give much direction, doesn’t give any indication about whether he likes what you’re doing or not, but they still flock to sign up for his movies. So there must be something good going on during those productions.
The film will be set in San Francisco, which marks Allen’s first US set film since 2009′s “Whatever Works,” which actually didn’t work; the New York set film starring Larry David isn’t going to be in the Woody Allen pantheon.
Interestingly, this is not Allen’s first film set in San Francisco–”Take the Money and Run,” from 1969, also was filmed there.
This year’s effort from Allen, “To Rome with Love,” opens on June 22nd.