Brolin, Hopkins to star in Woody Allen’s latest

Posted by · 12:10 pm · February 11th, 2009

This one just landed in the ole’ inbox.  Might as well pass it on:

Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin and Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins are the first to be cast in Woody Allen’s latest untitled film. A return to Europe for Allen, the new film shoots in London this summer and reteams the director with financer, Mediapro, the Spain-based company which also funded “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures are producers on the film. Additional cast members will be announced shortly.

Sony Pictures Classics recently acquired Allen’s next completed film, “Whatever Works,” which will have a June 23rd theatrical release this summer.

Oddly vague, as usual.  Is Allen ever going to slow down?




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  • 1 2-11-2009 at 12:58 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    So now Woody is going to get some fine actors into the spotlight and getting them awards attention. Good job!

  • 2 2-11-2009 at 1:11 pm

    James D. said...

    Woody Allen will sleep when he is dead.

  • 3 2-11-2009 at 1:43 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Let’s not jump the gun, Jonathan. We don’t know yet if this is another “Vicky” or another “Scoop.” But it’s interesting news nonetheless — Hopkins hasn’t done anything to excite me in years, but I’m intrigued by the choice of Brolin. He seems like such an un-Woody kind of actor.

  • 4 2-11-2009 at 3:19 pm

    Billyboy said...

    This is great news. With that cast I think its obvious its a drama so I don’t think we have another “Scoop” here…

    Guy: This is Brolin’s second Allen film. He had a brief role in Melinda and Melinda, back then when he was not that known. Still I agree… He doesn’t seem a “Woody kind of actor”.

  • 5 2-11-2009 at 4:22 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Well caught, Billboy. I’d completely forgotten about Brolin in “Melinda and Melinda.” Thanks.

  • 6 2-11-2009 at 4:52 pm

    BurmaShave said...

    I’m glad he’s A-list now, but I am always flummoxed by this idea that Brolin was not always known. GOONIES!

  • 7 2-11-2009 at 9:18 pm

    James D. said...

    Am I the only one who liked Scoop?

  • 8 2-12-2009 at 4:35 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I think so, James ;)

    I kid, I kid. I’m an Allen devotee, so while I always find scattered charms in his lesser work, I still think “Scoop” is possibly his worst film to date.

  • 9 2-12-2009 at 5:16 am

    red_wine said...

    The men announced before the ladies? But I bet they don’t announce Johansson’s name anymore, you just have to take it for granted.

  • 10 2-12-2009 at 3:01 pm

    Patrick F said...

    For some reason, I somehow figured VCB would end up being his last film. It seemed to have the feeling of a last film in the way that “A Prarie Home Companion” did for Altman, and “Saraband” did for Bergman. Not that I am calling a Woody Allen Deathwatch. I just think it would be nice for him to go out on a good note.

    I liked Scoop too, mostly because it seemed like he was doing a clever self-parody of Match Point.