Woody does Paris

Posted by · 9:53 am · June 30th, 2009

Goldie Hawn and Woody Allen in Everyone Says I Love YouAmong the many things I love about Woody Allen — his staying power, his eye for talent, more masterpieces than I can count on two hands — is the fact that whenever anyone refers to “the untitled Woody Allen project,” one usually has to ask which one they mean. His unfailing film-a-year work ethic means there are generally at least two upcoming Allen films floating in the general conversation.

So, while we’re all aware that his next film after the Big Apple homecoming of “Whatever Works” will be a return to his recently beloved gray skies of London, with Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Freida Pinto in the mix, some details have already emerged of his next project after that one.

Screen International reports that Woody’s 2011 project will see him continuing his European sojourn, this time with a romantic drama set in Paris. Spanish production outfit Mediapro revealed the information, though a script has yet to be completed.

Of course, this won’t be the director’s first trip to the City of Lights — 1996’s underrated musical bonbon “Everyone Says I Love You” divided its action between there, Venice and New York, though I’m guessing this is a rather different affair. Here’s hoping that Europe’s louche airiness inspires him here as much as it did in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Hell, even if it doesn’t, no matter …  there’s always the next one.

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  • 1 6-30-2009 at 10:10 am

    McGuff said...

    Well, good. I saw “Whatever Works” yesterday, and while the movie was a positive moviegoing experience on the whole, the movie didn’t quite work for me. And something really felt out of touch about Allen’s use of New York, which obviously, is quite strange. Glad he’s continuing to try new places.

  • 2 6-30-2009 at 10:14 am

    alynch said...

    I remember he was readying to make a film in Paris a couple of years ago that was set to star Michelle Williams and David Krumholtz, but the budget got out of control, so he pulled the plug on it and made Cassandra’s Dream instead. I’m assuming this is the same project. Hopefully he’ll be able to get it made this time.

  • 3 6-30-2009 at 10:27 am

    James D. said...

    I was wondering when Woody would find his way to Paris during his European stay. I can’t wait.

  • 4 6-30-2009 at 12:46 pm

    paris, said...

    Woody will definitely cast Audrey tataou or Marion Cotillard for his next film in paris.

  • 5 6-30-2009 at 2:40 pm

    Brando said...

    I hope that Kate Winslet could join the cast, after she sayed no to Match Point. Kate Winslet in a woody Allen movie? How great is that?!
    And in a recent interview he said that he love to have Carla Bruni in one of his movies. So, Paris + Woody Allen movie = Carla Bruni, right?lol

  • 6 6-30-2009 at 2:50 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    I had the same thought as alynch: I hope this is the Michelle Williams project Woody talked about to Eric Lax.