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UPDATED: It's true! Colin Firth will join Emma Stone to lead Woody Allen's "new, untitled comedy," according to a press release. The project will film in the south of France, making it Allen's second film in France, and his eighth in Europe.
Bon voyage, Colin!
EARLIER: Woody Allen is an interesting fellow. While most filmmakers come up with a grand idea and then find stars to play the parts, Allen seems to often do the opposite: He finds people and places that inspire him and then crafts the film around their strengths. Last week, we heard that Emma Stone was in talks to work with the bespectacled director, and now a male lead seems poised to join her, according to Deadline.
Let's all welcome Colin Firth to the Woody Club, shall we?
Bet you didn't see that one coming.
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There are worse jobs in the world than being an artist's muse. Sure, the job description is a little vague — be inspiring, possibly while also acting really mysterious — but on the other hand, you also get interesting benefits like becoming immortalized on film. Try getting that next time you interview to become a Wal-Mart greeter.
So yeah, being a muse is cool, which may explain why Coming Soon is reporting that Emma Stone is currently in talks to work alongside one of cinema's most legendary muse-icians, Woody Allen. Get More »
Apocalyptic and dystopian stories have always intrigued us. If societal structure was to break down, the void left behind would expose the basest of human impulses. And over the last century, movies have taken a sick sort of pleasure in showing us what the worst case scenario might look like, with ominous features of the future mirroring the most pressing concerns of the present.
Have you ever sat around with your friends and asked, "Hey, Desmond (IMPORTANT NOTE: you have a friend name Desmond), have you ever wondered, if you added up the length of time in all of Woody Allen's movies that he stammered, exactly how long that video would be?" And then Desmond was like, "You're weird, man, I gotta go"?
Well Desmond, the joke's on you, because that video exists now, and the answer is 44 minutes and 21 seconds. Indeed, as our older step-brothers at the Huffington Post discovered, the internet wins again, as someone actually did make a supercut of every stammer — EVERY stammer — in every Woody Allen movie. And (breaking news) Woody stammers a lot. Get More »
Doing an animated film must be an absolute blast for an actor. Show up in your pajamas. No time in hair and makeup. Don't shave your fu manchu. All that the film's producers need is your voice — your sweet, golden, $20-million-a-picture pipes.
For some actors, however, that's a problem. It's no one's fault; in fact, it's often a testament to their on-screen success with other endeavors. But there are a certain group of thespians whose voices are just too damn distinct to hide behind a cartoon character. They might deliver a fine performance, but it just doesn't quite work because we all know their voice so well. Get More »
Not all movie stars are created equal. Some are tall. Some are short. Some spend their free time on philanthropy. Some spend their free time in jail. And some secretly gave children up for adoption. Wait; that's actually Tina Fey's character in "Admission" — not to be confused with the real Tina Fey, who (at the time of this posting) has not put any of her offspring up for adoption. Get More »
Ah, New Year's Eve — a magical evening filled with champagne, kisses at the stroke of midnight and, of course, a fresh start to the year ahead. Too bad in real life it's so much more often filled with overpriced dinners, obnoxious drunks and broken resolutions. (Yes, we often do manage to break our resolutions before even crawling into bed.) In other words, New Year's Eve almost always blows … yet somehow in the movies it's so damn perfect. Get More »
"Here's where you make out with my wife."
If you've ever said that, you're either recreationally into that sort of thing (and we here at NextMovie hold no judgment) or you're a Hollywood director married to an actress in the movie you're directing. Get More »
Woody Allen doesn't just have a knack for writing screenplays and directing movies. He knows how to pick gorgeous leading ladies better than, well, anyone.
From Penelope Cruz and Ellen Page in his latest, "To Rome With Love," to his trio of trips down Scarlett Johansson lane, the bespectacled one has spent the better part of the last decade with the biggest female up-and-comers and the hottest young starlets.
He's spent quality time with "Slumdog Millionaire"'s Frieda Pinto, "The Town"'s Rebecca Hall and the gorgeous Rachel McAdams. Plus, he'll soon be spending quality time with Cate Blanchett in his untitled flick slated for next year.
Not enough evidence? Take a good look through our Woody-Worthy Women gallery and see for yourself.
Woody Allen's next film hasn't even hit the screens yet, but the hard-workin' New Yorker is already casting his next. The latest actor to join Allen's ensemble is Michael Emerson, whom you might remember as Linus from the epic TV show "Lost" or even the more recent "Person of Interest."
Allen's next film is still untitled, but some details have emerged. He'll be returning Stateside for filming after sojourns to Italy in "To Rome with Love," France in "Midnight in Paris" and Spain in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." It was previously reported that Copenhagen was on his radar for his post-"Rome" project, but luckily he'll be returning to his old stomping grounds in to NYC and San Fran for this one. Get More »