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Details On Woody Allen's Next Film With Joaquin Phoenix & Emma Stone Reveals It's Basically A Woody Allen Film

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 2, 2014 5:53 PM
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You can pretty much set your watch to Woody Allen's work schedule, and with his next film "Magic In The Moonlight" dropping next month, the director is naturally already on his next movie. Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone are slated to star and as per usual, there are no plot details. Okay, that's not quite true.

It has emerged that shooting for the movie will take place not in exotic European locales, or bustling metropolises, but instead in Rhode Island, with casting now underway. And there's more. The Boston Globe reports that it will be a "contemporary story" and—get this—will feature "academics, graduate students, and middle- and working-class folks." So, another movie with erudite braniacs, smart young people and regular Joes all colliding together? Yep, sounds like more than a few Allen movies we've seen.

His pace is certainly admirable, but when he's not inspired, Allen can feel a bit formulaic. That said, it's an enjoyable formula, but here's hoping this one finds the director pushing himself a bit, particularly since he's roped in someone of Phoenix's calibre for the lead role. 

"Magic In The Moonlight" opens on July 25th. 

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8 Comments

  • dean | June 3, 2014 12:02 PMReply

    seeing that phoenix is doing this and is generally picky maybe it's one of his a+ ones... on the other hand some actors just want to work with allen and say yes to anything so maybe it's one of his b pics... we won't know for a year i'm guessing.. it's been a while since allen got all academic-like... seeing that he gets financing overseas more easily and he's choosing to shoot in rhode island of all places maybe it's very very academic like north east college set... would love to see a totally different kind of allen flick... while magic in the moonlight looks charming it doesn't seem like any new ground is being broken but blue jasmine rocked... and midnight in paris hit similar themes as previous films but still was awesome... you never know with the guy which is what's kind of fun

  • who the frick are you? | June 2, 2014 11:22 PMReply

    dear kevin jagnernauth,

    who the freaking hell are you, bitch?

    -woody allen

  • Johnny JohnJohn | June 2, 2014 10:54 PMReply

    One of our greatest living pedophiles, I mean filmmakers.

  • Franco | June 2, 2014 10:34 PMReply

    Formulaic yes but his best films fall under that umbrella.

  • Vanessa | June 2, 2014 10:26 PMReply

    Why isn't Joaquin Phoenix's name in the poster? It doesn't look like he stars in this..

  • B | June 2, 2014 10:50 PM

    He doesn't star in that poster's film. Magic in the Moonlight is the film that just came out. Phoenix is in Allen's next movie, the one after Magic in the Moonlight.

  • Ugh | June 2, 2014 6:53 PMReply

    I like Woody Allen movies. Even the lesser ones are a nice break away from the norm because they're shot on film, have no violence & no CG effects whatsoever. But, boy oh boy, as of late aside from Midnight In Paris his films sure do have the WORST & DULLEST posters imaginable.

  • SP | June 19, 2014 12:08 AM

    I often wonder if he is responsible for the duller, retro 60's look of the posters? On the other hand, this will not be Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie posters for Allen movies have been like this since the 70's. He makes movies, people see them or not, the advertising seems mostly an afterthought.

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